The Royal Family has documented the increasingly bizarre ways the paparazzi is trying to snap pictures of Prince George in a letter to the media criticising the so-called “harassment”.
Kensington Place issued an appeal to “leaders of media industry bodies and standards organisations in the UK and in other international markets”, stating that photographers are using “increasingly dangerous” methods to get a snap of the two-year-old.
The letter read: “It is hoped that those who pay paparazzi photographers for their images of children will be able to better understand the distressing activity around a two-year old boy that their money is fuelling. We also feel that the readers who enjoy the publications that fuel this market for the unauthorised photos deserve to understand the tactics deployed to obtain these photos.”
Jason Knauf, Palace communications secretary, said: “Paparazzi photographers are going to increasingly extreme lengths to observe and monitor Prince George's movements and covertly capture images of him to sell to the handful of international media titles still willing to pay for them.”
Knauf disclosed news of an incident last week where one photographer parked a rented car with obscured windows near a play area George and his family were known to frequent, stocked it with a full day’s worth of food and looked to capture images with a long lens.
Also outlined was another incident where a photographer used children to “draw Prince George into view around playgrounds”. Others were found to be lying in wait around land owned by the Royal Family. For a comprehensive look at the letter hit the link.
The palace admitted that the “vast majority of publications around the world – and all British publications” refrained from taking unauthorised images of the prince which was dubbed “a laudable stance”.
The letter comes after the royals called for press restraint back in May.