Photo agency rejects Prince Harry and Meghan's 'royal prerogative' demand for photos

May 20, 2023

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her mother, Doria Ragland, at the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards on Tuesday in New York. Freelance photographers working for the agency Backgrid USA Inc. had followed Harry and Meghan's security escort on Tuesday by car and bike, snapping photos and recording video as the royals left an awards ceremony by taxi. Story continuesA spokesperson for the Sussexes and Backgrid did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Times. Harry, Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland, were tailed by photographers after leaving the Women of Vision Awards at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, where the former "Suits" actor was among the honorees. Backgrid claimed that some of the photos snapped of the royals show them smiling from inside their taxi.