Harry and Meghan sue over pictures of son Archie

Harry and Meghan are suing photographers over a picture of one-year-old Archie Photo: Samir Hussein/ WireImage

California, United States – Harry and Meghan are taking legal action against the paparazzi for taking ‘intrusive’ pictures of their son Archie.

Their lawyer, Michael Kump said in a statement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan are suing over paparazzi photographs of their toddler son, Archie.

“Every individual and family member in California is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in their home. No drones, helicopters or telephoto lenses can take away that right,” the lawyer said in a statement.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are filing this lawsuit to protect their young son’s right to privacy in their home without intrusion by photographers, and to uncover and stop those who seek to profit from these illegal actions,” he said. The lawsuit was filed in California, where the family currently lives.

Harry and Meghan’s only child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is only 14 months old. After stepping back from the British royal family in January, the family relocated to California. Despite this, the couple have frequently complained about press intrusion on both sides of the Atlantic.

The couple have also told four newspapers – the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Mirror and the Express – that they will not be engaging with them in the future.