A US photo agency is refusing to release images of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex captured during a car chase – because America lost King George III 250 years ago. defeated in a war.
Prince Harry, 38, and his wife Meghan, 41, claim they were aggressively pursued by photographers in New York earlier this week and demanded that all pictures taken be released.
But Backgrid USA declined, joking that Americans had long ago rejected royal prerogatives.
The agency told the couple’s lawyers, “As I’m sure you know, property in America belongs to the owner: third parties cannot simply demand that it be given to them, as perhaps royalty can.”
“Perhaps you should sit down with your client and inform him that his English rules of royal prerogatives, which require the citizenry to surrender their property to the Crown, were long ago rejected by this country.
“We stand by our founding fathers.”
Harry’s great-great-great-great-great-grandfather George III. lost the American colonies in the Revolutionary War in the 18th century.
Harry claims he, Meghan and their mother Doria Ragland, 66, were involved in a “near-disastrous car chase” with paparazzi after an awards ceremony on Tuesday.
The California-based authority denies ever having been in danger.
MEG SIS FIGHT
By Matt Wilkinson
MEGHAN is vilified by her estranged sister in a lawsuit claiming she has “fragmented” the royal family and her own.
Samantha Markle, 58, accused her of driving a wedge between Harry and his relatives.
Meghan is also accused of having split the Markle clan. Samantha’s Florida lawsuit alleges the Duchess defamed her in her Oprah interview and on her Netflix series.
Meghan, who won a previous case from Samantha, is said to have portrayed her as a “rogue opportunist” and a racist.