The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received an apology from a US photo agency after they took photos of Archie – allegedly with the help of drones.
Prince Harry, 36, and Duchess Meghan, 39, filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in late July 2020 because strangers took illicit photos of their 14-month-old son Archie, one, on private property. A violation of his right to privacy. Now, two and a half months later, the case has been settled.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan: photo agency apologizes
Under California law, taking pictures or filming people in their homes with drone or telephoto lenses is illegal. The X17 agency has therefore agreed to hand over Archie’s photos, destroy copies of them and stop distributing the images. Furthermore, she pays part of the royals’ legal fees. In a statement on Thursday (Oct. 8), according to the BBC, X17 said: “We apologize to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son for the distress we have caused. We were wrong to offer these photos and we undertake not to do so again.”
Royals attorney speaks
Harry and Meghan’s attorney Michael Kump said he was satisfied with the development: “Over the summer, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took action against intrusive and illegal paparazzi photos taken by their family in a private residence. Today The agency responsible for these photos, X17, apologized and agreed to a permanent omission and reimbursement of part of the legal fees. This is a successful result. All families have the legally protected right to feel safe and secure at home. “
Source used: BBC, The Sun