Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Omit Key Detail From Paparazzi Law Suit

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made no mention of their royal lives in biographies submitted to their paparazzi law suit.

Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a potted history of their clients, detailing everything from the prince's education to his time in the military and charity work.

The paperwork does refer to him as prince, but makes no mention of his time in the royal family or his service to Queen Elizabeth II.

The description of Meghan focuses on her career before she joined the royal family, including acting and humanitarian work.

The couple are suing unnamed paparazzi photographers over drone images of their son Archie taken at Tyler Perry's $18 million Los Angeles home, where they have been staying.

The court filing reads: "Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is an individual, who resides in the County of Los Angeles.

"She is an accomplished actor, entrepreneur, and women's rights activist. The Duchess also devotes her time to philanthropic and advocacy work with the United Nations and World Vision, of which she was global ambassador.

"The Duchess is the wife of the duke and the mother of Archie."

Meghan told a United Nations summit, "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist," during a speech for International Women's Day in 2015.

The duchess visited clean water projects in Rwanda in 2016 and promoted education for girls in India in 2017 as global ambassador for World Vision.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Carriage
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave from their Ascot Landau carriage during their wedding day procession at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. Aaron Chown/Getty

The description of her as an "entrepreneur" is also likely a reference to her former lifestyle blog "The Tig," which she had to close down in April 2017, seven months before she became engaged to Prince Harry.

Court papers from her case against U.K. tabloid the Mail on Sunday describe the website in similar terms, saying, "In her capacity as a business entrepreneur" she "was the founder of the commercially successful lifestyle website, The Tig."

Meghan officially became a royal when the couple married in May 2018 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

In relation to Harry, the paparazzi court filing reads: "Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is an individual who resides in the County of Los Angeles. Following his formal education, the duke was commissioned and served in the British Army.

"Since his retirement from the armed forces, the duke has devoted himself to a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the Invictus Games (of whose foundation he remains patron), the HALO Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and Walking With The Wounded.

"The duke is the husband of plaintiff Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and the father of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor ("Archie"), who is 14 months old."

While the document describes him as a prince, the word "royal" does not appear and nor is there any reference to his place in the line of succession or to his service for the queen.

The reason may lie in the account Meghan and Harry gave of their decision to step back from royal duties on the website for their former foundation Sussex Royal.

There, they refer to the way in which their official royal duties were considered to create a basis for legitimate reporting by the media.

The website reads: "The Royal Family respect and understand the wish of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to live a more independent life as a family, by removing the supposed 'public interest' justification for media intrusion into their lives. They remain a valued part of Her Majesty's family."

Meghan Markle Field of Remembrance
Meghan Markle attends the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 7, 2019 in London, England. Max Mumby/Getty

The court papers detail how paparazzi drones have been circling Perry's Beverly Hills mansion, photographing 14-month-old Archie.

Lawyers appear to confirm that Harry and Meghan are staying with the Hollywood producer for free, stating they moved in at the "generosity of a friend."

The filing reads: "Every individual and family member in California is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in and around their private residence.

"This action arises out of the relentless and quite frankly shocking efforts of the tabloid media to profit from serial intrusions on the privacy of a 14-month-old child in his own home, and the desire and responsibility of any parent to do what is necessary to protect their children from this manufactured feeding frenzy.

"The Plaintiffs simply want to continue the public impact work that is so important to them, while also having the private life to which any young family or individual has the right."

Newsweek this weekend revealed a picture of Archie playing in the grounds of the mansion had been published in German magazine Bunte.