The Duchess of Sussex has settled a privacy claim over photos of her son Archie.
Meghan brought privacy and data protection claims against Splash News and Picture Agency in March this year over ‘long lens’ photographs taken of her and her son in a Canadian park in January.
A spokesman for Shillings, Harry, and Meghan’s legal representation, said the settlement ‘is a clear signal that unlawful, invasive and intrusive paparazzi behavior will not be tolerated’.
The full statement said: ‘As explained in today’s hearing, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have successfully settled a legal claim brought at the beginning of this year against the paparazzi agency Splash UK.
‘This settlement is a clear signal that unlawful, invasive, and intrusive paparazzi behavior will not be tolerated and that the couple takes these matters seriously – just as any family would. ‘A simultaneous and similar claim against Splash US, a sister company to Splash UK, continues to move forward in the British court system.’ The hearing, which was held remotely on Friday, heard that since the claim was issued and served, Splash UK was placed into administration. Judge Mr. Justice Nicklin said: ‘In light of the administration, the parties have agreed to settle the claim against Splash UK. ‘The administrators of Splash UK have undertaken that, should the entity come out of administration, Splash UK will not take any photographs of the duke and duchess or their son in the future.’
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