Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Sue Photographer Over Picture of Baby Archie | 22 Words

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are suing a photographer over an invasive photo taken of baby Archie in their own backyard.

Things have been taken way too far...

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first went public about their relationship back in 2017, the world has been obsessed with the royal couple...

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And life as they knew it changed forever.

Meghan was instantly catapulted into the royal spotlight.

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Though she was already pretty well known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits, the California-born actress was thrown into levels of fame that she had never experienced before.

And, not ones to waste any time...

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The couple officially tied the knot in May 2018.

Not long after the wedding, the newly appointed Duke and Duchess of Sussex had some more exciting news...

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They were expecting! On October 15th, 2018, the couple announced their pregnancy.

And, on May 6th, 2019...

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed into the world.

Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie make for the cutest little family.

But things haven't been as rosy and smooth-sailing as they have been appearing.

Meghan hasn't had the easiest time during her transition into the royal family...

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Joining the British royal family was never going to be easy, given that a person has to give up their entire life in order to be a part of the monarchy. But Meghan's experience has been especially difficult.

Many dedicated royalists weren't happy to see an American woman of colour in the monarchy...

And many attacked the Duchess, slamming her as "fake," with some going as far as accusing her of breaking up the royal family entirely.

She has also been relentlessly attacked by the press...

To the point where Kensington Palace was forced to issue a statement, pleading for the press and the public alike to take a step back when it comes to their scathing reporting and bombardment of Meghan.

But at the start of this year, the couple had enough of the harassment and the criticism...

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Because they announced that they would be officially stepping down as senior members of the royal family.

They made the announcement on their joint Instagram page, Sussex Royal.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.

The couple plan on providing a more "normal" upbringing for Archie...

And they announced that they will be splitting their time between the U.K and North America. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity," they wrote.

This was huge news.

And, obviously, it ruffled a couple of feathers in Buckingham Palace.

But what many people have failed to take into consideration...

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Is how hard this whole experience must have been for Meghan - a new mother.

Despite receiving hate from some social media users, the majority just want what's best for the couple.

That includes baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor - You couldn't make up a more royal-sounding name if you tried.

The little family have been spending the last few months quarantining in L.A...

And they've kept things pretty low under the radar with the occasional exception of a live stream Zoom call here and there.

They've been quietly raising their son in the privacy of their own home...

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But all of this was soon about to change.

Reports have come in that a paparazzi photo was recently taken of baby Archie...

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But the snap was apparently taken in Harry and Meghan's very own backyard.

Sources connected to Meghan and Harry say the intrusion went down at Tyler Perry's Beverly Hills estate...

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And even though the house is in a gated community, the intruder still managed to invade the family's privacy and get their shot, according to TMZ.

Harry and Meghan explained that the photos obtained of Archie in their backyard are supposedly being shopped as if they were out in public...

They say the photographer is purposely lying about the location because the person knows "unsolicited photographs of a young child in the privacy of his own home are very much unlawful."

The royal couple are deciding to sue the photographer for invasion of privacy.

In the lawsuit, they say "some media outlets have flown drones a mere twenty feet above the house as often as 3 times a day." They also say helicopters do fly-overs, and some photographers have cut holes in their security fences.

They pointed out in the suit that it's their choice when and how they share photos of their boy...

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And they have posted pictures of Archie on social media in the past to "reduce the bounty for paparazzi photos."

The couple aren't sure if the photographs have been purchased yet...

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But hopefully, their lawsuit will prevent the photos from being distributed further.