Royal Baby Watch: Kate Middleton and Prince William Ask for Privacy – Releases Statement
In case the photographers were hoping to sneak onto the estate where Prince William or the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton live, they have been formally warned. Since Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, everyone has been clamoring to see more photos of the beautiful new heir to the throne. It doesn’t matter how many photos are released, it is never enough and the paparazzi are always looking for more.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made it clear, they will not tolerate any type of invasion of privacy and wrote a memo that will be handed to individuals “found operating on or around the Sandringham estate.”
As you are aware, Anmer Hall is part of the Sandringham Estate, which is a private estate and whilst in residence, members of the Royal Family and their guests have a more than reasonable expectation of privacy.
There have in the past been a number of intrusions into the privacy of the Royal Family, which in the main have been as a result of professional photographers using long distance lenses, not only to observe the Royal Family, but also to photograph them going about their activities on the Estate. Following warnings given to photographers and the photographic agencies involved, the position has greatly improved. However, we would remind you again of the position. The Sandringham Estate trusts that there will not be a need to take any further action other than bringing these points to your attention.
With the above matters in mind, we would reiterate the clear request for acts of harassment and breaches of privacy to cease.
Communications Secretary to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”
What are your thoughts about the memo?
Everyone has a right to privacy – do you think a formal memo needs to be released to get privacy or the press should know better?