Prince Harry has taken big measures to protect the privacy of himself and his family.
In no small feat, the Duke of Sussex sued and won a lawsuit against a media organisation that took aerial shots of his home in England.
Prince Harry accepted damages and an apology from Splash News, which, in January, took aerial photos of his and Meghan Markle‘s $3 million, four-bedroom country home in Cotswold Hills, England.
Speaking on the royal’s behalf in a High Court, his lawyer said the published shots—which included a direct look into their bedroom, living room and dining area—”seriously undermined” the family’s “safety and security.” So much so, that the new parents, who welcomed son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor last week, no longer live at the rented estate.
“The property had been chosen by the Duke for himself and his wife given the high level of privacy it afforded,” the solicitor continued, “Given its position in a secluded area surrounded by private farmland away from any areas to which photographers have access.”
Since offering an apology, the news agency has guaranteed it will not “repeat its conduct by using any aerial means to take photographs or film footage of the Duke’s private home,” his lawyer concluded.