Meghan Markle Reportedly Threatens Legal Action Over Canada Paparazzi Photos

BY Kasia Truscott / Jan 22 2020 / 17:00 PM

The move comes after photographs of Meghan and Archie were published without the Duchess' consent

Meghan Markle Reportedly Threatens Legal Action Over Canada Paparazzi Photos
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Meghan Markle has issued a legal warning to the media, and is reportedly ready to take legal action against the photographers who her lawyers say were "hiding in bushes and spying on her" whilst she was in Canada, per reports by the BBC.

On Monday, a series of photographs of Meghan carrying her eight-month-old son, Archie, whilst hiking with their two dogs in Canada were published in various newspapers and online. Per the BBC, Meghan's lawyers say she did not consent to her photograph being taken and is accusing the photographers of harassment. 

The Duchess' lawyers also claim that there have recently been more invasive attempts to photograph inside the Sussex's home on Vancouver Island, using long-range camera lenses. There have also been accusations of said photographers having camped outside the property, which Meghan claims is a violation of her privacy. 

It has been reported that both Meghan and Prince Harry are willing to take legal action and build a case against the paparazzi for a blatant breach of privacy.

The news comes after a dramatic weekend of events for the British royal family as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare to step down as senior royals. On Saturday evening, it was announced that Meghan and Harry would no longer carry their HRH titles, as they are no longer regarded as "working members of the Royal Family."

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