Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent a sound warning to paparazzi as they won the legal battle with London photo agency “Splash U.K.” Last summer, the agency published casual photos of Markle and her son, Archie taking a hike at a park in Canada.
As reported by Matt Bradley for “Weekend TODAY,” the couple’s spokesperson has released a statement following the legal victory and appraised that “unlawful, invasive, and intrusive paparazzi behavior will not be condoned.”
The photo agency “Splash U.K.” also agreed in a court statement not to take any family photos in the future if they survive bankruptcy.
A Lie By Omission
In the pursuit of privacy, the couple also has an ongoing legal battle against “Splash U.S.”
The Duchess of Sussex, Markle is also involved in a legal battle with the publisher of the “Mail.” Markle sued the newspaper publisher for improper use of private information, copyright infringement, and data privacy breach after the newspaper published a confidential letter that she addressed to her father, Thomas Markle.
Weighing in on the lawsuit, Prince Harry released a statement in October 2019 and claimed that “Mail” manipulated and omitted parts of his wife’s letter to her father to suit a narrative.
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In the statement, Prince Harry said that the private letter was unlawfully published to mislead the readers as some paragraphs, sentences, and words were omitted to perpetuate a continuous lie.
The former royal also compared the media on his wife to the spotlight on his mother, Princess Diana.
During the announcement of Markle’s privacy lawsuit, Harry shared that he had a first-hand witness of how the media weighed in as he grieved for his late mother, Princess Diana. He added that history is now replaying itself as his wife, Markle, fell victim too.
The Sussexes’ Lawsuits
Nearly a year after Harry’s lawsuit announcement in October, the High Court of London is set to postpone Markle’s court date by at least nine months.
In a report by “Hello! Magazine,” the new trial date was set for January 11, 2021.
Earlier in the year, the Sussexes also settled and received a formal apology from the “X17” news agency. The agency invaded the couple’s privacy by flying photography drones over their L.A. home. As reported by the “New York Times,” the agency later issued a statement of apology to the Sussexes.
Christmas On The West Coast
At the end of 2019, Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping away from their royal duties and decided to leave the royal family to pursue a private life.
After ending their royal duties in March, the couple moved to Canada for a couple of months before finally relocating to their new home in Montecito, California.
A source revealed to “E.T.” that the couple has low-key plans to celebrate their first Christmas on the west coast with their 1-year-old son, Archie, and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. The source also added that Markle, an expert cook, will prepare some of the family’s favorite dishes.