Prince William and Kate fear that their son Prince George is being stalked by paparazzi, and have issued a legal warning in an attempt to protect the one-year-old’s privacy, after concerns he was being surveilled.
Although the palace has not been explicit, it is believed that they are referring to two paparazzi photographers pursuing him for press photos while he is out with his nanny.
The couple issued the warning saying that while the prince is young, "he must be permitted to lead an ordinary life."
The warning was issued after an incident in Battersea Park in London last week where Prince William was concerned an individual was monitoring his young son's daily routines and "placing Prince George under surveillance." The individual was immediately moved on.
A spokesperson for the royals told the Royalist: "The Duke and Duchess have taken legal steps to ask that an individual ceases harassing and following both Prince George and his Nanny as they go about their ordinary daily lives.
"An incident last week has prompted Their Royal Highnesses to seek reasonable assurances from the individual about his behaviour. The individual was spotted at a central London Park in the vicinity of Prince George, who was removed from the Park immediately. There is reason to suspect that the individual may have been placing Prince George under surveillance and monitoring his daily routines for a period of time.
"The Duke and Duchess understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day inherit but while he is young, he must be permitted to lead as ordinary a life as possible. No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child and carer whilst their child is playing in a public park or going about their daily activities."