Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Pictured by Paparazzi Ahead of Princess Diana Interview

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were photographed by the paparazzi just days after filming their tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview comparing their experiences with Princess Diana's.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured in their car in California with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland on the back seat on Sunday.

A source told Newsweek the images were taken without their consent.

The pictures were captured the same day the first preview clips of the couple's interview were released by CBS, in which the prince said: "My biggest concern was history repeating itself."

Princess Diana died alongside her boyfriend Dodi Fayed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997, when Harry was 12 years old.

The full interview will be broadcast by CBS on Sunday, March 7, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

The photos have been published by the Daily Mail online and were credited to Backgrid, a paparazzi picture agency which has photographed the couple before. The website reported the pictures were taken near the couple's Montecito mansion, in Santa Barbara.

In Harry's interview with Oprah, he said: "I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago. Because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us. But at least we had each other."

As he spoke, a picture of Princess Diana with Harry from when he was a child played in the background.

The incident is at least the ninth time Meghan and Harry have been photographed by the paparazzi since they moved to California in April last year.

However, they made a series of complaints to police while living in Los Angeles about further incidents that did not give rise to any printed picture.

The Daily Beast reported they made a series of calls to the LAPD non-emergency number on May 9, 19, 20, 21, and 25.

A source told the website they were also chased by photographers when leaving the house, including to volunteer for charity, Project Angel Food.

Over the summer, they were harassed by photographers flying drones low over the house in which they were staying, owned by Hollywood producer Tyler Perry.

Pictures were published by German high circulation celebrity magazine Bunte and showed Archie playing on a toy car with his grandmother, Doria, Newsweek revealed.

Harry and Meghan sued U.S. paparazzi agency X17 over the images and won an apology from the company.

Since October 2019, the couple have launched another five lawsuits against media organizations including both U.K. newspapers and paparazzi agencies.

They also sued Splash News and Pictures, formerly a U.K.- but now a U.S.-based picture agency with the case ongoing at the High Court.

After the U.K. arm settled the case, Meghan's law firm Schillings said in a statement that "unlawful, invasive, and intrusive paparazzi behaviour will not be tolerated, and that the couple takes these matters seriously—just as any family would."

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry at Lion King
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend "The Lion King" European Premiere at Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. They were photographed by the paparazzi near their Montecito home over the weekend. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty