Kate Middleton and Prince William are speaking out on behalf of their 2-year-old son, Prince George. The royal couple has royal concerns over his safety, specifically when and where paparazzi are involved. As we all know, paparazzi can be absolutely brutal and relentless in their pursuit of the perfect photograph, and usually, I don’t feel badly for celebs who complain about it, but in this case, my gears are grinded. This is a child who didn’t ask to be a prince and didn’t ask for the attention. Sure, it’s to be expected, but one paparazzo went so far as to hide in the trunk of a car. That’s insane.
Here’s more, from Us Weekly:
“In recent months, there have been an increasing number of incidents of paparazzi harassment of Prince George. And the tactics being used are increasingly dangerous,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson noted in a statement.
“In recent months photographers have:
• photographed the children of private individuals visiting The Duke and Duchess’s home;
• pursued cars leaving family homes;
• used other children to draw Prince George into view around playgrounds;
• been found hiding on private property in fields and woodland locations around The Duke and Duchess’s home in Norfolk;
• obscured themselves in sand dunes on a rural beach to take photos of Prince George playing with his grandmother;
• placed locations near the Middleton family home in Berkshire under steady surveillance.”
Then there was the one dude who set up an entire photography studio in his car and hunkered out in there for days, across from a children’s play area, hoping to score a photo. This is the genius who hid in his trunk (or “boot”, if you will):
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.
Yeah, that’s just bonkers.
So what’s the solution? IDK, I’m asking you.