Prince George seems to have become the apple of every paparazzi's eye. However, things have apparently gone beyond control. According to the latest reports, Kensington Palace has urged media organisations not to publish unauthorised photographs of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton have said that there have been an increasing number of incidents of paparazzi harassment in the recent months and the tactics being used are becoming increasingly dangerous.
The palace has published a letter which has been sent to the leaders of media industry bodies and standards organisations in the UK and in other international markets, describing some recent incidents where some paparazzi had gone to extreme lengths.
Click Here to read the complete letter from Kensington Palace.
According to the letter, the palace has said: "It is of course upsetting that such tactics – reminiscent as they are of past surveillance by groups intent on doing more than capturing images – are being deployed to profit from the image of a two-year old boy. In a heightened security environment such tactics are a risk to all involved. The worry is that it will not always be possible to quickly distinguish between someone taking photos and someone intending to do more immediate harm."
This letter of warning has been issued by the palace after a photographer was found hiding in the car boot to shoot photographs of the two-year-old Prince George.
Describing the tactics used by the photographers, the letter further explained:
"This incident was not an isolated one. In recent months photographers have:
• on multiple occasions used long range lenses to capture images of The Duchess playing with Prince George in a number of private parks;
• monitored the movements of Prince George and his nanny around London parks and monitored the movements of other household staff;
• photographed the children of private individuals visiting The Duke and Duchess's home;
• pursued cars leaving family homes;
• used other children to draw Prince George into view around playgrounds;
• been found hiding on private property in fields and woodland locations around The Duke and Duchess's home in Norfolk;
• obscured themselves in sand dunes on a rural beach to take photos of Prince George playing with his grandmother;
• placed locations near the Middleton family home in Berkshire under steady surveillance"
Well, hopefully at least now paparazzi will understand Kate Middleton and Prince William's worry towards Prince George and Princess Charlotte.