[ 2007-01-16 09:11 ]
Prince William's paparazzi-trailing girlfriend Kate Middleton, turned the lens on the
photo pack after her lawyers secretly filmed the photographers as evidence for a possible
complaint, The Daily Telegraph reported. [AFP]|
Prince William's paparazzi-trailing girlfriend Kate
Middleton, turned the lens on the photo pack after her lawyers secretly filmed
the photographers as evidence for a possible complaint, The Daily Telegraph
The lawyers for Middleton, 25, have written to the Press
Complaints Commission (PCC) after filming incidents outside her home and office, and when she arrived
at and left nightclubs both with and without the prince, according to the newspaper.
"The intrusion into my client's private life and the harassment that she has
suffered are now amply evidenced by the events of the past seven days," read the
letter from Middleton's lawyer, a copy of which was obtained by the newspaper.
"We have a large amount of very interesting but disturbing film footage of those events ... What I should
make quite clear is that if there is any further intrusion, then a complaint will be made to you."
PCC Director Tim Toulmin was quoted by the newspaper as saying: "The letter
is an absolute final warning".
Toulmin was planning to write a letter to newspaper editors around the
country, enclosing a copy of the letter from Middleton's lawyers, the Telegraph
The report follows an appeal from the 24-year-old prince, second in line to
the throne, who wants "more than anything ... for the paparazzi to stop
harassing her," a spokesman for his father's Clarence House office said last
The intense spotlight on William's photogenic girlfriend has drawn comparisons with
his mother Diana, who was hounded from before her 1981 marriage to Prince
Charles and whose death is still blamed by some on stalking paparazzi.