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US News Harry and Meghan threaten legal action over Canada paparazzi shots

15:00  21 january  2020
15:00  21 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Sir Elton John is 'supporting' Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

  Sir Elton John is 'supporting' Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Sir Elton John has been a "constant support" to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, amid their plans to step back as senior members of the Royal Family. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced this week they would be stepping down from their royal duties, and it has now been claimed that music legend Elton - who was a friend of Harry's late mother Princess Diana - has been a "shoulder to lean on" as the pair made their decision. One source told The Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Elton speaks to Harry and Meghan every day. He's an inspiration, an almost 'motherly' figure.

The royal couple is citing breach of privacy after a British newspaper published Meghan 's private letter to father Thomas Markle.

Prince Harry has arrived in Canada where he and his wife, Meghan , plan to start their new life Meghan began legal proceedings against the Mail on Sunday in October after the paper published a The Sun’s front page on Tuesday featured a paparazzi picture of Meghan with her son walking her

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry posing for the camera: The couple are hoping to lead a more 'peaceful' life © Imagebridge The couple are hoping to lead a more 'peaceful' life

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a warning over continued harassment by paparazzi photographers as they start their new life in Canada out of the spotlight.

It comes after images of Meghan were published in the media showing her taking a stroll through a public park on Vancouver Island.

The duchess can be seen smiling as she walks along with Archie and her two dogs.

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Lawyers for the couple claim these were taken without her consent - and that the photographer was hiding in the bushes and spying on her.

They also claim there were previous attempts to photograph them inside their home using long range lenses and that paparazzi were permanently camped outside their home.

This comes days after Harry and Meghan agreed a deal to step away from the Royal Family.

In a speech at a dinner for supporters of his Sentebale charity, the prince said the decision was made as they wanted to lead a more "peaceful life".

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“ Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home, Clooney said in the statement. Yahoo Celebrity. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already separated from the royals at Madame Tussauds London.

Pursuing legal action on this narrow basis also gives the royals a greater chance of success against DMG Media, formerly Associated Newspapers In his statement, Harry emphasised that he and Meghan believed in “media freedom and objective, truthful reporting” as a “cornerstone of democracy”.

"The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly. It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges.

Watch: Paparazzi dogged my dying mother - Harry (Sky News)

"And I know I haven't always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option."

Harry and Meghan's lawyers also highlighted serious safety concerns about how the paparazzi had been driving in Canada.

Prince Harry's mum, Diana, died on 31 August 1997 after the car she was in crashed into a concrete pillar in a Paris tunnel, whilst trying to flee paparazzi photographers.

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Harry referenced this in his speech on Sunday, adding: "When I lost my mum 23 years ago, you took me under your wing. You've looked out for me for so long, but the media is a powerful force, and my hope is one day our collective support for each other can be more powerful because this is so much bigger than just us."

Harry and Meghan: Four key questions left unanswered about their future

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Press feeding frenzy over Harry and Meghan has echoes of Diana coverage | Roy Greenslade. The Sun said it was taken aback by Harry ’s statement and said his reference to legal battles, bribes or racial undertones was not a reference to the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.

Sky's royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said: "We've heard statements previously but this is the first time in his words that he's told an audience how he's feeling.

"He is reiterating the fact that Harry and Meghan have wanted this new kind of life partly because of the intense scrutiny that they feel they faced from the press here in the UK but also around the world.

"After all we also heard from the Queen how she recognised that intense scrutiny that they've faced when it came to coming up with that deal to allow them to live that more independent life."

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