Prince Harry isn't happy about Archie being photographed by paparazzi on his first day of school

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

Prince Harry has called out the New York Post for publishing photos of his son Archie being picked up from his first day of school by mum, Meghan Markle.

Harry spoke about the context of the paparazzi photos and voiced his frustration about them while appearing on a new episode of the Armchair Expert podcast.

The photos were taken and published in April, showing heavily pregnant Meghan carrying two-year-old Archie.

Harry explained: "Page Six of the New York Post, they took photos of my son being picked up from school on his first day."

Speaking about the paparazzi culture that exists, he added: "It's this sort of rabid feeding frenzy... kids don't get a choice; they don't get a say in it."

The photographs were taken during the royal mourning period after Prince Philip's death, a time when Harry and Meghan were presumably going through a difficult time of personal grief.

Photo credit: HENK KRUGER - Getty Images
Photo credit: HENK KRUGER - Getty Images

On top of this, the Sussexes clearly want to protect their son's image from being heavily in the media, often opting to release illustrations and snaps of Archie from behind rather than pictures of his face.

In the podcast, Harry spoke more generally about the paparazzi "madness" he and Meghan experienced when living in L.A. during their first few months in America after relocating from the UK.

"We spent the first three and a half months living at [friend] Tyler Perry's house," Harry said.

"The helicopters, the drones, the paparazzi cutting the fence, like, it was madness. And people out there, their response was 'what do you expect if you live in LA?'

"First of all, we didn't mean to live in LA. This is a staging area to try and find a house. And secondly, how sad that if you live in LA and you're a well known figure you just have to expect it," he added.

Harry said the situation with the paparazzi had become "way better" since he and his family moved to Montecito in Santa Barbara.

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