Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - Starface
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have threatened to take legal action after tabloids published photos showing the Duchess of Sussex with her son Archie in Canada, British media said on Tuesday.
The Guardian and Sky News, lawyers for the princely couple argue that these photos were taken by a photographer hidden in the bushes without Meghan Markle's knowledge on Vancouver Island, where Prince Harry joined his wife Monday evening.
"I lost my mother and now I see my wife becoming the victim"
They complain that paparazzi with telephoto lenses are permanently installed on Vancouver Island to spy on them. The Sun and Daily Mail released photos Tuesday of the former American actress carrying her eight-month-old son with a baby carrier while walking her two dogs. In the fall, the couple, who knew the praises of the tabloids before their ferocity, launched proceedings against certain newspapers for invading their privacy and for telephone interceptions.
"I lost my mother and now I see my wife becoming the victim of the same powerful forces", said the younger son of Lady Di, who was killed in 1997 in a car accident in Paris, while she was being chased by paparazzi. According to British media reports, Harry arrived in Canada Monday evening to find his wife and son there.
"A great sadness"
This distancing, sharper than Prince Harry wanted, will be formally effective in the spring. No longer being "active members" of the British monarchy, they could no longer claim their title of royal highness.
Speaking publicly for the first time on the crisis it caused in the British monarchy, Harry admitted Sunday evening feeling "great sadness": "We hoped to continue to serve the Queen, the Commonwealth and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that was not possible, "he said at a charity dinner in London.
Who will ensure (and pay) the safety of Meghan and Harry if the couple settles in Canada?
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