Harry and Meghan demand photo agency to turn over ‘almost devastating’ harassment images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan have demanded that a photo agency hand over images taken during what the royal couple said was an “almost disastrous” chase with the paparazzi.

backgrid, The California-based entertainment imaging agency said on Thursday it rejected the request, which was presented in a letter from the Sussexes’ legal team, demanding it provide footage taken in the city. New York,

In a letter to the BBC, Backgrid said: “We demand that Backgrid immediately provide us with copies of all photos, videos and/or films taken by freelance photographers after the couple’s departure last night and over the next few hours.” taken during.”

The agency told the broadcaster it had responded: “In the United States, as I’m sure you know, property belongs to the property owner: third parties cannot just demand that it be given to them, as That maybe they can.” make king

“Perhaps you should sit down with your client and tell him that your English rules of royal prerogative of citizens to cede their property to the Crown were long ago rejected by this country.

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi SunakHe was asked about the incident during an interview with the BBC in Japan, where he is attending the G7 summit. Asked whether he sympathizes with the potential invasion of privacy or security, Sunak said: “I think like all of us, we want to make sure that we can go about our daily lives safely and securely. carry forward.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, suffered a “near-destructive car chase” from the paparazzi in New York on Tuesday night, a spokesman for the couple said on Wednesday.

The incident happened as Harry and Meghan attended an award ceremony in the financial capital of the United States. Megan’s mom Doria Raglandwas with him in the vehicle, the spokesman said in an emailed statement to AFP.

The story led to the mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, going on to condemn the paparazzi who were following her as “reckless and irresponsible”. Police said the chase was relatively short, approximately 20 minutes, and resulted in no injuries, accidents or arrests, and did not warrant further investigation.

The taxi driver who picked them up from the police station said he immediately recognized his passengers and that the paparazzi were “following us the whole time,” though he said he would not call it a chase.

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