Prince William has sent a warning message to the paparazzi against trailing and harassing his son, Prince George.
Lawyers acting for William, second-in-line to the throne, and his pregnant wife Kate, have written to the freelance photographers asking them to stop following Prince George, Prince William’s office said.
It came after an incident in a central London park last week when one individual was spotted near Prince George and his nanny.
“They are obviously concerned,” a spokesman for the royal couple said.
He added the men had “over a period of time established a pattern of behaviour that we think amounts to harassment of Prince George and of his nanny”.
He said they believed some pictures of George had appeared in European publications but not in Britain, where the press has exercised greater restraint since Diana’s death.
However, the royals complained about harassment of Kate before the couple married in 2011.
A year after their wedding, European magazines printed topless pictures of Kate taken while she was on holiday in France.