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LONDON – Prince Harry, Britain’s Duke of Sussex, has accepted substantial damages and an apology from a information company which took images of his dwelling from the air, Buckingham Palace mentioned on Thursday.
Harry’s lawyer mentioned Splash Information and Image Company had chartered a helicopter in January to take pictures and movie the personal dwelling of Harry and his spouse Meghan, a former American actress, in Oxfordshire, central England.
“The syndication and publication of the photographs very seriously undermined the safety and security of the Duke and the home to the extent that they are no longer able to live at the property,” the lawyer mentioned in a court docket assertion.
“The property had been chosen by the Duke for himself and his wife given the high level of privacy it afforded, given its position in a secluded area surrounded by private farmland away from any areas to which photographers have access.”
Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, and Meghan, have a strained relationship with the press and after the start of their first little one earlier this month averted posing for the normal picture outdoors the hospital.
This didn’t go down nicely with among the British media, which lamented the choice as a departure from greater than 40 years of custom.
Harry has by no means made a secret of his dislike of the media since his mom Princess Diana was killed in a crash in 1997 as her automobile sped away from chasing photographers. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; modifying by Stephen Addison)