Kate Middleton and Prince William are now settling into their new life as the parents of two rambunctious children. But in order to aid their transition, the pair have released arguably the most polite privacy warning you’re ever likely to read.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now back in their sprawling mansion, Anmer Hall, which is located in Norfolk on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
But to try and make sure that their newborn daughter, Princess Charlotte, and 1-year-old son, Prince George, get protection from the prying eyes of the press, the Duke and Duchess have provided the local police with a letter warning the media, which the authorities have since distributed.
According to E! Online the letter reads as follows.
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.”
A Kensington Palace spokeswoman later added to the above letter with some further comments that insisted Kate and William are more than aware and completely understand the attention that’s coming their family’s way.
“The warm-hearted and understandable interest in the Royal Family and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge needs to be balanced with their right to private family life – this is especially important for a family with very young children,” the representative added.
Meanwhile, the Kate Middleton effect has been in full flow over the last few days since she debuted her floral Jenny Packham dress while introducing Princess Charlotte to the gathered press.
According to the Daily Mail, yellow dress sales increased on Ebay.co.uk by 58 percent in the days following Kate’s appearance in a similar number, while nude heel sales also rose by 94 percent.
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