Prince Harry has accepted “substantial damages” and an apology from Splash News, who hired a helicopter to take photos of his private home in the Cotswolds.
According to reports, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were forced to leave their home after photos of the secluded property were published by various news outlets, including The Times newspaper.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The syndication and publication of the photographs very seriously undermined the safety and security of the Duke and the home to the extent that they are no longer able to live at the property.”
“The helicopter flew over the home at a low altitude allowing Splash to take photographs of and into the living area and dining area of the home and directly into the bedroom.”
“The Duke of Sussex acknowledges and welcomes the formal apology from Splash News and Picture Agency.”
When the photos were published in mid-January, the couple’s official residence was Kensington Palace.
However, it’s believed the Duke and Duchess spent a lot of time at the Cotswolds property, which had been privately rented by Harry.