Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Suing A Photographer For Allegedly Taking Illegal Pictures Of Archie
According to TMZ, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have added another name to their To Sue list. Apparently Harry and Meghan are a litigious-level of pissed at a paparazzo who went to some creepy lengths to snap a picture of their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. They also have accused the photographer of lying about where they took the photo in an attempt to sell it for a bunch of money to whoever was willing to pay top dollar for a picture of the not-royal baby.
One of the reasons why I deleted Tik Tok (and please don’t suggest it’s because I was too old for it, which I am), was because I heard the app’s developers could spy on the pictures in my phone. I don’t know why I cared so much that strangers might see pictures of my kid. After all, I’m almost positive there’s a $0 market value on pictures of my kid giving me a dirty look because I interrupted her during Elmo. But my kid isn’t a very famous baby, like Archie is. Archie also lives out of the spotlight. The only time we see Archie is when Harry or Meghan release a picture or video of him. So a picture of him would probably get a lot of money.
TMZ says the lawsuit alleges that an unnamed photographer has been trying to sell photos of Archie during an outing in Malibu. Except according to Harry and Meghan’s lawyer, Archie has never been to Malibu. He hasn’t been anywhere in public since relocating to Los Angeles. Archie has only been in the backyard of the Beverly Hills mansion they’re borrowing from Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry’s house is located in a gated community, far back from the main entrance. So they argue that someone would have to go to great lengths to get a picture of Archie. And if they did, they’d be breaking the law.
They say the photog is purposely lying about the location because the person knows “unsolicited photographs of a young child in the privacy of his own home are very much unlawful.”
They argue in their lawsuit that it’s their choice if they choose to share pictures of Archie. They’re suing for invasion of privacy, and are demanding the photographer hand over the photos they took. They’re also warning any websites that the photos were taken illegally, regardless of where the photographer claims they were taken. This also isn’t the first time Harry and Meghan have gotten their lawyers involved over pictures of Archie. Back in January, Meghan was caught by photographers taking a walk in a British Columbia park with Archie and her dogs. Harry and Meghan threatened to sue anyone who published the pictures.
Harry and Meghan note in the lawsuit that it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that someone would try to obtain an illegal picture of Archie. They say that ever since they moved in, helicopters have been circling overhead, and they’ve found drones flying as low as 20 feet above them while outside. Before moving in, they put up a mesh privacy barrier all around the fence to make sure no one could see in. At one point in time, they discovered a small hole cut in the fence. Okay, that’s crossing a line. DIY holes should be used for good, not evil. But maybe it wasn’t a hole cut by a photographer? Maybe it was made by Jessica Mulroney in a last-ditch effort to maintain contact with her most socially-important friend. “Hey girl (struggles to remove coyote brush from her butt crack), did you change your phone number or something?”