British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan filed a lawsuit against nameless paparazzi photographers in California on Thursday for allegedly taking "illegal" photos of their son Archie.
The lawsuit, filed with the California State Supreme Court, Los Angeles County, cited "serial interventions" in the privacy of the couple's 14-month-old child and was a measure to protect them from the "manufactured feeding frenzy".
"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," he said The Duke's and Duchess of Sussex's attorney said in a statement.
The lawsuit also alleged that drones and helicopters entered the privacy of the airspace above the couple's residence.
The couple seeks "no special treatment" and only seeks the right to be left alone in the privacy of their own home, as guaranteed by California law.
In June, Meghan applied for a court order to prevent a British tabloid editor from revealing the names of friends who may be witnessing an ongoing litigation claiming their right to privacy.
The family now lives in Los Angeles after the couple resigned from their royal roles in late March to start new careers. They left the UK after becoming increasingly hostile to media coverage of their private lives.
In April, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told major British tabloids, including The Sun and Daily Mail, that they would no longer be involved due to their false and invasive reporting.
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