Sussex Win: Major Paparazzi Company Issues An Apology To Prince Harry And Meghan Markle After Publishing Archie Harrison Photos Without Permission
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to leave the royal folds was heavily influenced by the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had barely any privacy.
The couple had been fighting for their privacy since they got married. Most especially after many tabloids in the UK printed negative headlines of Meghan Markle.
Harry’s ultimate battle with the UK tabloids to protect Meghan had a negative effect on the royal family. The family left the couple to fend for themselves in fear that they will lose their media connections.
This led to the Duke of Sussex releasing a statement without approval from the higher royal members and led to the eventual bitter disagreements between the royal members.
The Duke and Duchess announced their exit from the royal firm late January 2020, which became official in March the same year.
Harry and Meghan eventually moved to America in Los Angeles, the place where Meghan Markle was born and grew up in.
During these trying times, they were able to find a home in Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hill estate. The couple stayed in Perry’s home for over three months.
At this point, the couple was vehemently trying to become private citizens. They were able to put up a makeshift wall around the home to keep the paparazzi away,, but one unfortunate event led the couple to file a lawsuit.
In July, Harry and Meghan filed a privacy-invasion lawsuit after paparazzi published aerial photos of Archie Harrison in their Beverly Hills home.
The drone photos were unknowingly taken by an unnamed photographer, which was then stolen by paparazzi companies without the photographer’s knowledge and was published.
Companies such as Backgrid, Splash News, and X17 were handed the subpoena.
Now, X17 has come out with an apology after they published the photos, claiming that they will delete all the archive photos of the photographer and not publish any more pictures of Archie Harrison without the Duke's permission Duchess of Sussex.
The punishment for X17 is unknown, but the couple may have asked them to pay for damages.
“We apologize to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son for the distress we have caused,” X17 said.
This is a big win for the couple after their massive loss from their lawsuit against Associated Papers in the UK.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in Montecito, Santa Barbara, in their $14.7 million chateau.