Kate Middleton seeks protection from prying paparazzi
(news.sawf.org) - Lawyers representing the Prince of Wales, his two sons and their girlfriends have threatened to seek redress under the Human Rights Act to keep Kate Middleton out of the line of sight of prying paparazzi cameras.
The threat, perhaps more indicative of Middleton's growing closeness to the Royal Family than a concern for human rights, was contained in a letter to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) by the lawyers, Harbottle and Lewis.
In turn, the press watchdog has now conveyed to the press that it will resort to legal action if paparazzi don't leave the likely future queen alone.
Harbottle and Lewis claim to possess "disturbing" footage of paparazzi activity outside Middleton's London home, in support of their complaint.
Telegraph quotes a senior industry source as saying: "If they go down this route they would be seeking unprecedented protection for Miss Middleton.
"Essentially, they will be trying to guarantee that photographs of Miss Middleton can be taken only on her terms. I am afraid it does not work that way."
Earlier this year, the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in its report on press self-regulation said Middleton had been a victim of "persistent harassment" and had faulted the PCC for being "less than impressive" in its regulation.