(news.sawf.org) - Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton has made a formal complaint over alleged harassment to the Press Complaints Commission after the publication of a picture of her by the Daily Mirror. After relying on private assurances from editors, lawyers for Middleton have stepped up their campaign to protect her from a daily pursuit by paparazzi.
Kate objected to a picture that showed her clutching a take-away coffee cup and car keys as she headed to work. The accompanying article suggested that a "stoney-faced" Middleton was likely to be unhappy after the Prince had been photographed with other women during a night out in Bournemouth. Lawyers for Middleton are believed to be preparing a test case to protect her privacy and to stop what they regard as dangerous harassment by photographers. However Clarence House refused to discuss Middleton's case. A spokesman for the Mirror said: "We will provide the necessary thoughts and comments to the PCC. We will not be commenting any further at this stage."