A news agency has apologised to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking “intrusive and illegal” pictures of their baby Archie.
Following the release of the photos of their 14-month-old son by the news agency which allegedly used drones to take them, Harry and Meghan launched legal action in Los Angeles in July.
In their lawsuit, the former royal couple said someone had photographed their son at their home during the lockdown. They claimed that this had been an invasion of privacy.
Harry and Meghan claimed that drones had been flown 20ft above their house as often as three times a day and that some pictures of Archie were commercialised. The agency responsible for taking drone photos of Archie, X17 has made an apology to the couple and agreed a “reimbursement of legal fees”.
In a statement, Michael Kump, the lawyer of the former royal couple said, “Over the summer, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took action against intrusive and illegal paparazzi photos taken of their family at a private residence.
“Today, the agency responsible for those photos – X17 – apologised and agreed to a permanent injunction and reimbursement of legal fees. This is a successful outcome. All families have a right, protected by law, to feel safe and secure at home.”
Harry and Meghan stated that they want to do everything “necessary to protect their children from this manufactured feeding frenzy”.