Breaking news: Harry wins upsetting court battle over his home
This is horrible
By Frances Sheen
May 16 2019
Prince Harry has won a court battle after pictures of his country home were taken from a helicopter.
Harry settled privacy and data protection claims against Splash News and Picture Agency over photos "of and into the living area and dining area of the home and directly into the bedroom", at his home in the Cotswolds in the UK, the High Court in London heard.
The photos were then "published by the Times newspaper and elsewhere online", had "very seriously undermined the safety and security of the duke and the home".
Harry was not in court but Gerrard Tyrrell, reading a statement in open court on the duke's behalf, said Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had chosen the home in Oxfordshire because of "the high level of privacy it afforded", but now felt "they are no longer able to live at the property".
The barrister said Splash "has agreed to pay a substantial sum in damages and legal costs, and has apologised to the duke".
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said Harry "acknowledges and welcomes the formal apology from Splash News and Picture Agency".
Harry and Meghan now live full time at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor with their newborn son, Archie.