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No Photos! Palace Pleads Paparazzi To Stop ‘Harassment’ Of Prince George So He Could Live A ‘Happy And Private Childhood’

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Aug. 14 2015, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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Prince George’s late grandmother Princess Diana was the most photographed woman in the world – and it looks like the future King of England is unwillingly taking over a similar role! Kensington Palace released a statement asking the media to stop publishing unapproved photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son.

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"In recent months, there have been an increasing number of incidents of paparazzi harassment of Prince George," communications secretary of Kensington Palace Jason Knauf wrote in a letter. "And the tactics being used are increasingly dangerous."

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He explained that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are glad that many publications have refrained from publishing unauthorized photos, as they have “enjoyed sharing an increasing number of photos of their children and look forward to continuing to take them to more public events as they get older." Knauf added, “Every child, regardless of their future public role, deserves a safe, happy and private childhood.”

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He then explained the “extreme lengths” photographers have been going through to snap a shot of the famous toddler. “One recent incident—just last week—was disturbing,” he began. “A photographer rented a car and parked in a discreet location outside a children's play area. Already concealed by darkened windows, he took the added step of hanging sheets inside the vehicle and created a hide stocked with food and drinks to get him through a full day of surveillance, waiting in hope to capture images of Prince George. Police discovered him lying down in the boot of the vehicle attempting to shoot photos with a long lens through a small gap in his hide."

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The statement ended with, “They feel strongly that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte should not grow up exclusively behind palace gates and in walled gardens. They want both children to be free to play in public and semi-public spaces with other children without being photographed. In addition, the privacy of those other children and their families must also be preserved."

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