Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent the past few weeks socially isolating with their 1 year-old son Archie in the $18 million mansion of Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry in Beverly Hills, California. It has just been revealed that since the location of the mansion has leaked, the couple has had to call the police over drones that continually try to obtain footage of the home.
“There have been incidents involved the couple that have been escalating, becoming more aggressive,” a source from the Los Angeles Police Department told Us Weekly. “Drones have been spotted in near proximity to the residence.”
Harry and Meghan shocked the world when they stepped down as senior members of the British royal family earlier this year. They initially moved to Vancouver, Canada before relocating to Los Angeles, which is Meghan’s hometown, and they have reportedly been staying at Perry’s home while they look for a mansion of their own in the area.
Another source close to Harry and Meghan said they have been dealing with an “unimaginable” level of press invasion since the location of their home was revealed.
“They see these drones coming in at them, and they guess that they are being operated by photographers, but they can’t just assume that. Meghan received racist death threats at the time of her wedding, so the terror threat is very real for them,” the friend told the Daily Beast. “But, aside from that, imagine if you were in their shoes facing that, how that would feel? To have drones buzzing around 20 feet above your head when you are trying to play with your son?”
“It’s like people forget they are real people. But this is a real family,” the friend continued. “They are not asking for any special treatment; they are just asking for the safety and security we all expect in our own homes to be respected.”
It has since been reported that Meghan and Harry have been buzzed by drones at least four times in the past week alone, most recently on Memorial Day, when they were lounging by the pool with their son. Harry has long had a contentious relationship with the press, as he blames them for the 1997 death of his mother Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash while being chased by paparazzi in Paris, France.