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Prince William issues his latest attack on free speech: Prince George and Princess Charlotte are beyond your grasp

by | 14th, August 2015

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Kensington Palace says photographers must stop harrassing Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Look out for lots of stories demanding Kate and Wills have their privacy, all illustrated with stick drawings of the Family.

Kensington Palace communications secretary Jason Knauf tells us:

“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.”

It’s a terrorism issue? The paps want shooting? Maybe instead of shooting a lovely creature in cold blood, Prince George right of passage could involve spearing a photographer in the face?

The palace says most British organs won’t use papped photos of Prince George but  “a handful of international media titles”  do.

Knauf adds:

“All of this has left the Duke and Duchess concerned about their ability to provide a childhood for Prince George and Princess Charlotte that is free from harassment and surveillance.”

Renounce the throne!

“They know that almost all parents love to share photos of their children and they themselves enjoy doing so.

“But they know every parent would object to anyone – particularly strangers – taking photos of their children without their permission. Every parent would understand their deep unease at only learning they had been followed and watched days later when photographs emerged.

“The Duke and Duchess are of course very fortunate to have private homes where photographers cannot capture images of their children. But 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.”

Nothing changes. They want to be accessible just like the rest of us but only on their terms.

Knauf said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted that many publicatiosn don’t

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