Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, are all set to sue paparazzi photographers. Their case is for an intrusion of privacy after unofficial pictures of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, their son, playing in the garden of their California home emerged. They were for sale, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles.
“This action arises out of the relentless and quite frankly shocking efforts of the tabloid media to profit from serial intrusions on the privacy of a 14-month-old child in his own home, and the desire and responsibility of any parent to do what is necessary to protect their children from this manufactured feeding frenzy,” the ex-royals said in the complaint.
The parents initiated legal action after they came to know that a paparazzi agency trying to sell photographs of Archie. Their claim was that the photographs were taken on a public family outing in Malibu.
It is illegal in California to take photos of individuals “engaging in a private, personal, or familial activity, through the use of any device, regardless of whether there is a physical trespass.” The law covering invasion of privacy also includes the “capture any type of visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of a person engaging in a private, personal, or familial activity and the invasion occurs in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person.”