Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their daughter, Lilibet, in June, and they have yet to show a photo of the tot. Biographer Christopher Andersen believes there is a reason why the pair are keeping their children out of the spotlight now more than ever.
"As the littlest Sussexes get older they face the inevitable hounding by an intrusive paparazzi — photographers jumping out from behind bushes and parked cars and all that," he claimed. "I’m sure Harry especially wants to shield them from that trauma as long as humanly possible, so that his children can have something akin to the proverbial 'normal' childhood."
Harry, 37, has been vocal about wanting to protect his kiddos going forward — especially after they moved to Montecito, Calif., where a lot of celebrities reside.
"Just two days ago, Orlando Bloom sent me a message — because he's just down the road and we sort of keep in contact because of the paparazzi — he sent me a photograph which his security got of this long-haired guy with a beanie on, with his ear pods in, with his massive camera lying in the back of his 4x4 truck," he said. "A woman driving who did the peace sign sitting there as a distraction, and he is laid down in the back of this truck taking photographs of them out with their kid and whoever else is in that area. How is that normal, how is that acceptable?"
The dad-of-two also revealed he was upset when photographers took pictures of Archie when they were living at Tyler Perry's house in Los Angeles, Calif.
"Page Six of the New York Post, they took photos of my son being picked up from school on his first day," he said. "It's this sort of rabid feeding frenzy ... kids don't get a choice; they don't get a say in it."
“The helicopters, the drones, the paparazzi cutting the fence — it was madness,” he explained. “The people out here, their response was, ‘Well, what do you expect if you live in L.A.?'”
Now that Harry and his brood live further away from the hustle and bustle, their life is much different.
"Here, I can actually lift my head, and I feel different. My shoulders have dropped, so has hers," he said. "You walk around feeling a little bit more free. I get to take Archie on the back of my bicycle. I never had the chance to do that."