MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry today launched a legal offer in an attempt to ban the publication of photos of their son Archie.
The couple claim the photos were taken by a drone that flew over their Los Angeles mansion.
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They accused the paparazzi of using misleading captions in photos of 14-month-old Archie who was in their backyard.
Captions suggest the footage was taken in a public space, but the duo claim Archie has not been in public since arriving in Los Angeles.
Ex-royal couple’s attorney, Michael Kump, said the Daily Mail: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking this legal action to protect their young son’s right to privacy in their home without the intrusion of photographers and to discover and stop them. who seek to profit from these illegal actions.
“This is not an innocent mistake, but an intentional attempt to evade responsibility.
“It’s a race against time because there is a significant risk that these illegally taken photos will be published in the US or UK at any time.”
As part of their lawsuit for invasion of privacy, the couple allege that drones flew “only 20 feet above the house, as often as three times a day”.
Judge Karlan granted Kump’s request to order subpoenas to be served on three Los Angeles photo agencies that may be handling Archie’s photos.
Meghan and Prince Harry are trying to “unmask” the photographers who took the photos and try to protect their one-year-old son from a “binge eating” by the paparazzi.
Further, they accused the photographers of “intimidation, harassment and adding a very real security threat beyond what already exists.”
Claiming that some paparazzi “crossed a red line,” they said they took several measures to ensure their privacy, including installing a large chain-link fence.
The couple have been living in Hollywood producer Tyler Perry’s £ 13.7million mansion in Beverly Hills since March.
In May, The Sun reported that Meghan and Harry were living in fear in their home after claiming drones had flown over their home trying to take pictures of them and Archie.
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At least five drone incidents were reportedly called to the LAPD non-emergency line in May.
It is reported that the couple spotted drones over the mansion on May 9, 19, 20, 21 and 25.
A spokesperson for the LAPD said a report into the May 20 incident read: “Unknown suspects were flying a drone in the area and were last seen in Coldwater Canyon.
A police report for the Memorial Day attack said “a drone was flying over residences” and it was “an ongoing drone problem”.