Kensington Palace, the home and workplace of Prince William and Princess Kate, have written to the press imploring them not to issue pictures taken by paparazzi, who have been going to increasingly great lengths to get images of Prince George.
A line has been crossed by the paparazzi over the last couple of months, and their methods have become menacing, and typify a very tangible safety risk for the two year old prince.
Photographers’ conduct has caused William and Kate to be worried about their capability to supply a childhood for Prince George and Princess Charlotte that is free from intimidation and scrutiny.
The statement as well mentioned an event where a paparazzi parked outside a children’s play zone, and lay down in the trunk in the expectation of catching a picture of the young prince.
A paparazzo leased a car and parked in a discreet place outside a children’s play zone. The car was hidden by blackened windows. He then took the additional step of draping sheets inside the car, and made a secret stash of food and drinks to get him through a full day of surveillance, remaining there in hope of catching pictures of Prince George.
The police force found him laying down in the boot of the car, trying to shoot photographs with a long lens through a small gap in his hide. It is of course distressing that such tactics are aimed at doing more than taking pictures, which shouldn’t be done anyway, but these people also profit from what pictures they can take.
They’re taking images of a two year old boy, in a play zone, along with other children that would be there as well. If it were anyone else, they would be apprehended, not just for taking the images, but as well for pedophilia.
This is a criminal offence, and whether this guy was from the press or not, he should be arrested, because taking pictures of somebody else without their permission, makes that person a victim.
This is a young two year old boy that can’t fight his corner, and there should be a line that the press should not be permitted to cross. It’s quite straightforward in fact, leave this little man alone – he’s a little darling, like all other children his age.
He is a human being, and like everybody else is entitled to his simple human rights, so, the paparazzi should just leave him to grow up like any other child.
I’m not saying that the paparazzi should not be allowed to take images of this little man, however, they should only take them when permission has been given, and not at any other time.
Kensington Palace as well stated that in recent months photographers have used long range lenses to catch images of Kate playing with Prince George in a number of private parks.
They have also monitored Prince George and his nanny’s movements around London Parks, and the movements of their household workforce were as well monitored by photographers, as well as children of individuals calling on the home of William and Kate were photographed.
Additional children were used around play areas to draw Prince George into view, and photographers have been found hidden in grasslands and woods around the Duke and Duchess’s home in Norfolk.
In addition to this, in order to take photographs of Prince George playing with his grandmother, they concealed themselves among the sand dunes on a beach.
In a raised security domain, such tactics are a danger to all involved. The concern is that it will not always be feasible to swiftly differentiate between somebody taking photographs and someone planning to do more instantaneous harm.
As I have specified in many preceding articles that I have written, I am not a Royalist in any way, shape or form, however, I do have an agenda on ones Human Rights, whether it be Mr Joe Public or the Royal family, everyone qualifies to that right.
Nevertheless, we are purely a zealous game for the paparazzi as they flash their camera’s at anyone that will make the front line page. With their zoom lenses, they will put emphasis on anybody that will make them the most money, but it’s not only that, it’s the amusement that goes with it, like a fox-hunt, its not congenial, its in for the kill – and snap!!