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威廉女友遭狗仔队紧盯 律师忧其步戴妃后尘
[ 2007-01-08 09:01 ]

1997年,威廉王子母亲戴安娜王妃香殒巴黎,各方调查显示,狗仔队的追逐是致戴妃死亡的一大因素。如今,威廉女友、皇室“准孙媳”米德尔顿频遭狗仔队袭击,米德尔顿的律师已向伦敦警察局表达了对她人身安全的担心,害怕其步戴安娜后尘。尽管皇室发言人一再否认婚事一说,但英国媒体、英国赌徒对威廉的婚事非常看好。更有博彩公司开出盘口,赌威廉王子在今年7月19日举行婚礼。一家博彩公司由于下注者太多,已停止接受王子婚期的投注。

 

 

Britain's Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton smiles during the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, southern England December 15, 2006.[Reuters]

Police protection for Prince William's girlfriend has been stepped up as paparazzi relentlessly pursue her in an eerie reminder of how they shadowed William's mother, Princess Diana.

Images of Kate Middleton already attract thousands of pounds and with media speculation rife that William is set to propose, photographers are following every move of Britain's possible future queen.

"William is very angry that nothing has changed," one courtier said of the prince's fury over the paparazzi who made life such hell for his late mother and now have increased their surveillance of his longtime girlfriend.

Ten police officers were summoned to protect the young couple after a trip to a London nightclub last week.

They keep a watchful eye as she heads off to work every day as a fashion buyer. Media reports say she has been given a police radio for her protection.

Her London apartment is constantly targeted by paparazzi, recalling the media spotlight on Diana from the moment she became the girlfriend of heir-to-the throne Prince Charles to her death in a Paris car crash in 1997 with paparazzi in hot pursuit.

William and his younger brother Harry have never forgiven the way the paparazzi hounded Diana.

Now lawyers for Middleton have written to editors urging restraint and one possible avenue is to complain to the Press Complaints Commission, the media watchdog.

Tomorrow, Middleton will celebrate her 25th birthday.

One day, she could match Diana as the world's most photographed women.

With security tightened around her, bookmakers William Hill has cut the odds of a 2007 wedding from 6-1 to 3-1.

"All the signs are pointing towards a royal engagement and wedding. It just seems to be the timing which remains to be decided," spokesman Graham Sharpe said.

"We have closed our book on the date of the wedding after taking several bets for July 19, 2007 at odds of 66-1 which have landed us with a potential payout of almost 50,000 pounds ($97,000)."

(Agencies)

Vocabulary:

paparazzi:狗仔队

late mother
:已故母亲

bookmakers:博彩公司经纪人

close our book:停止接受(王子婚期)的投注

(英语点津陈蓓编辑)

 
 
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