LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have filed a privacy violation after saying a drone took photos of their 14-month-old baby Archie at their Los Angeles home.
The couple filed the lawsuit to stop the sale and publication of Archie's paintings. The couple claims the pictures were taken by a drone at their Los Angeles home.
"Some paparazzi and media have flown drones just 20 feet above the house, as often as three times a day, to receive photos of the couple and their young son in their private residence, some of which have been sold and published." According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Santa Monica Courthouse. “Others had already flown helicopters across the residence's back yard at 5:30 am and 7:00 pm, waking up neighbors and their son every day. Others have even cut holes in the security fence itself to look through. "
The anonymous vendors claim the photo was taken in Malibu. But Archie was not public, according to the lawsuit.
“Every individual and family member in California is legally guaranteed the right to privacy in their home. No drone or telephoto lens can override this right, ”said Michael Kump, a lawyer. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are filing this lawsuit to protect their little son's right to privacy in their home without the intervention of photographers and to uncover and stop those who wish to benefit from these illegal acts."
Prince Harry and Markle, a former actress who grew up in Los Angeles, moved to the area from Canada earlier this year after deciding to step down from her royal duties.