środa, 22 czerwca 2016


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have issued a stern warning to paparazzi stalking Prince George after a photographer was found hiding in a car near a children's play area. 
In a letter released by Kensington Palace today the couple said a 'line had been crossed' by photographers going to 'disturbing' lengths to take photographs of their young children.  
Thanking the British media for not publishing unofficial photographs of George or Princess Charlotte, the couple's press secretary said they would be 'delighted' to share their own pictures as they pair grow up. 

Kensington Palace said today the Duke and Duchess were 'delighted' to share their own photographs of their children but that undercover photographers continued to pursue Prince George  

This is a letter from Kensington Palace:

Kensington Palace has today sent the attached letter to leaders of media industry bodies and standards organisations in the UK and in other international markets.
In recent months, there have been an increasing number of incidents of paparazzi harassment of Prince George. And the tactics being used are increasingly dangerous. This letter is being published now to inform the public discussion around the unauthorised photography of children. It is hoped that those who pay paparazzi photographers for their images of children will be able to better understand the distressing activity around a two-year old boy that their money is fuelling. We also feel that the readers who enjoy the publications that fuel this market for the unauthorised photos deserve to understand the tactics deployed to obtain these photos.
The vast majority of publications around the world – and all British publications – have refused to fuel the market for such photos. This is an important and laudable stance for which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hugely grateful. They have enjoyed sharing an increasing number of photos of their children and look forward to continuing to take them to more public events as they get older.

From: Jason Knauf, Communications Secretary to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales, 14th August, 2015
I am writing to provide an overview of the current challenges facing Kensington Palace as we seek to protect Prince George and Princess Charlotte from harassment and surveillance by paparazzi photographers.  I hope our experience will inform the ongoing effort to uphold standards on the protection of children in a rapidly changing media landscape.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed their gratitude to British media organisations for their policy of not publishing unauthorised photos of their children.  This stance, guided not just by their wishes as parents, but by the standards and codes of the industry as it relates to all children, is to be applauded.  They are pleased also that almost all reputable publications throughout the Commonwealth – in particular Australia, Canada, and New Zealand – and in other major media markets like the United States have adopted a similar position.
The Duke and Duchess are glad that leaders in the media industry share the view that every child, regardless of their future public role, deserves a safe, happy, and private childhood.  They have been delighted to share official photographs of Prince George and Princess Charlotte in recent months to thank the public for the thousands of kind messages of support they have received.  News photographers have had several recent opportunities to take photos of the family and these will be a regular occurrence as both children get older.
Despite this, paparazzi photographers are going to increasingly extreme lengths to observe and monitor Prince George's movements and covertly capture images of him to sell to the handful of international media titles still willing to pay for them.  One recent incident – just last week – was disturbing, but not at all uncommon.  A photographer rented a car and parked in a discreet location outside a children's play area.  Already concealed by darkened windows, he took the added step of hanging sheets inside the vehicle and created a hide stocked with food and drinks to get him through a full day of surveillance, waiting in hope to capture images of Prince George. Police discovered him lying down in the boot of the vehicle attempting to shoot photos with a long lens through a small gap in his hide.
It is of course upsetting that such tactics – reminiscent as they are of past surveillance by groups intent on doing more than capturing images – are being deployed to profit from  the image of a two-year old boy.  In a heightened security
environment such tactics are a risk to all involved.  The worry is that it will not always be possible to quickly distinguish between someone taking photos and someone intending to do more immediate harm.
This incident was not an isolated one. In recent months photographers have:
• on multiple occasions used long range lenses to capture images of The Duchess playing with Prince George in a number of private parks;
• monitored the movements of Prince George and his nanny around London parks and monitored the movements of other household staff;
• photographed the children of private individuals visiting The Duke and Duchess's home;
• pursued cars leaving family homes;
• used other children to draw Prince George into view around playgrounds;
• been found hiding on private property in fields and woodland locations around The Duke and Duchess's home in Norfolk;
• obscured themselves in sand dunes on a rural beach to take photos of Prince George playing with his grandmother;
• placed locations near the Middleton family home in Berkshire under steady surveillance
It is clear that while paparazzi are always keen to capture images of any senior member of The Royal Family, Prince George is currently their number one target.  We have made the decision to discuss these issues now as the incidents are becoming more frequent and the tactics more alarming.  A line has been crossed and any further escalation in tactics would represent a very real security risk.
All of this has left The Duke and Duchess concerned about their ability to provide a childhood for Prince George and Princess Charlotte that is free from harassment and surveillance.  They know that almost all parents love to share photos of their children and they themselves enjoy doing so.  But they know every parent would object to anyone – particularly strangers – taking photos of their children without their permission.  Every parent would understand their deep unease at only learning they had been followed and watched days later when photographs emerged.
The Duke and Duchess are of course very fortunate to have private homes where photographers cannot capture images of their children.  But they feel strongly that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte should not grow up exclusively behind palace gates and in walled gardens.  They want both children to be free to play in public and semi-public spaces with other children without being photographed.  In addition, the privacy of those other children and their families must also be preserved.
Rest assured that we continue to take legal steps to manage these incidents as they occur.  But we are aware that many people who read and enjoy the publications that fuel the market for unauthorised photos of children do not know about the unacceptable circumstances behind what are often lovely images.  The use of these photos is usually dressed up with fun, positive language about the 'cute', 'adorable' photos and happy write ups about the family.  We feel readers deserve to understand the tactics deployed to obtain these pictures.
We hope a public discussion of these issues will help all publishers of unauthorised photos of children to understand the power they hold to starve this disturbing activity of funding.  I would welcome constructive conversations with any publisher or editor on these topics.  And I would ask for your help as we work to encourage the highest standards on the protection of children in every corner of the media.  The Duke and Duchess are determined to keep the issues around a small number of paparazzi photographers distinct and separate from the positive work of most newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, and web publishers around the world.
The text from this letter, which has been sent to a number of people in leadership positions, will be placed in the public domain to raise awareness of the issues discussed.
Jason Knauf,
Communications Secretary, Kensington Palace
In my opinion the "line" has been crossed.
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The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in LondonUnited Kingdom.The bride, Catherine "Kate" Middleton is the eldest of three children of Michael and Carole Middleton of Bucklebury Manor at Pease Hill, Berkshire.
 Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2001. Their engagement on 20 October 2010 was announced on 16 November 2010. 
 In the United Kingdom, television audiences peaked at 26.3 million viewers, with a total of 36.7 million watching part of the coverage. 
The first list, consisting of about 1,900 people, attended the ceremony in the abbey; the second list of approximately 600 people were invited to the luncheon reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen; and the final list, of about 300 names, was for the evening dinner hosted by the Prince of Wales.
The wedding ring of Catherine is made from Welsh gold. The ring was created by the royal warrant holder Wartski, a company with roots in Bangor, Gwynedd, north Wales. Since 1923, it has been a tradition in the Royal Family to use Welsh gold for the wedding ring of the bride.

I wish luck, health and love for Royal Pair. I hope that photographers give a break from your life.



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I think that members of the Royal Family have fantastic life. They experiencing great events and parties, but always they surrounded by photographers. I choose the best moments in Kate and William's life. 

1.Dancing in the South Pacific 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Tuvalu
Overseas tours sometimes require visiting royals to get properly stuck in with what’s going on. In Tuvalu in 2012, William and Kate – who was the more natural mover – got to their feet to dance with locals at a gathering of island chiefs.
The couple shimmied, swayed their hips and waved their arms while dressed in brightly coloured skirts. The night saw them beaming, laughing and joking with each other and William summing it up as “an amazing evening”.

2.Two become three

It was dubbed the “Great Kate Wait” by media gathering outside the Lindo Wing for news of the royal arrival. The birth of the Duke and Duchess’s first born sparked intense coverage around the world.
Prince George of Cambridge – third in line to the throne and a future king – finally arrived on July 22 2013. The baby prince – with his fingers on show as he carried out his first royal wave – made his debut wrapped in a blanket, held by his proud parents on the hospital steps. Kate described it as a “special time”.

3.A baby daughter

Princess Charlotte, fourth in line and a spare to the heir, was born just over two years after her older brother George.William and Kate named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana – honouring both the Queen and William’s late mother Diana.

4.At the Taj Mahal

In 1992, the Princess of Wales sat alone in front of the Indian monument to love – where a single Prince of Wales once promised to return with a bride, but failed to do so. By the end of the year, Diana and Charles had separated.

5.First day in Bhutan

On april 14, 2016 the duke and duchess tried their hand at archery during their first day in Bhutan in the city of Thimphu.

6. DJ Kate

APRIL 23, 2014

DJ Kate! Prince William smiles as Kate tries her hand at spinning records while visiting a youth community center in Adelaide, Australia.

7. 3D glasses 

DECEMBER 11, 2013

Kate and Wills don 3D glasses for a screening of David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D at the Natural History Museum in London.

8.Olympic Games in London

ON AUGUST 2, 2012

The visibly happy couple shared an embrace while attending the Olympic Games in London.

9. Walk with Lupo 

JANUARY 12, 2012

Puppy makes three! Prince William and Duchess Catherine took their dog, Lupo, on a walk by the water.


NOVEMBER 2, 2011

Still adorable, even in hard hats, the couple took a tour of the UNICEF warehouse in Denmark.
source of information:                                                                        http://home.bt.com/news/news-extra/10-best-moments-of-the-duke-and-duchess-of-cambridges-five-years-of-marriage-11364055642197                                                                http://www.instyle.com/fashion/prince-william-and-kate-middletons-cutest-moments#387370

czwartek, 16 czerwca 2016


William and Kate's love story started at the University of St. Andrews in 2002. The young royal and his love first met in September 2001, when they arrived to begin their new lives in the Scottish city of Fife. It's thought that Kate first won William's affections not long before she took part in a charity fashion show in March 2002. The Prince paid £200 (approximately $360) for a front row ticket to watch the beautiful student. In April 2004, the first picture of the couple was published. Their university life had come to an end in June 2005, when William and Kate both graduated from St. Andrews. After the ceremony, the couple, joined by their families, attended a celebratory lunch together and began looking forward to the rest of their lives. In May 2006, Kate attended the nuptials of the Duchess of Cornwall's daughter, Laura Parker Bowles and her husband. It was William and Kate's first appearance together at a family wedding and was seen by royal watchers as a sign that Kate was gearing up to be a permanent fixture in the prince's life. 
A vacation for two was in store for August 2007, when William whisked Kate off to the Seychelles, as reports circulated in the U.K. that the brunette beauty had been given the keys to William's official residence, Clarence House. The couple didn't get engaged — but they did have something else in store: Kate's first meeting with the Queen since their split hit the headlines. Palace insiders revealed that the second-in-line to the throne's decision to let Kate stand in for him underlined the strength of their relationship. Usually-demure Kate showed off the fun-loving — as well as big-hearted — side to her personality when she helped organize a charity roller disco. Many commented on how happy and in love the couple appeared when they attended a wedding together in October.
What the world didn't know was that Kate and William were sharing a very special secret — the prince had proposed during a holiday in Kenya. William had presented his future bride with his late mother Princess Diana's ring — a blue sapphire and diamond sparkler. In April 2011, Kate wed her prince charming in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey. William and his bride sealed their love in a ceremony that combined pomp and pageantry with the most personal of touches, and converted Kate into Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. William and Kate made their first official tour overseas as a married couple just two months after they married. The royal couple travelled around the US and Canada for 11 days. The duchess seemed to have a slightly fuller face and more color to her complexion, leading to speculation that she was pregnant with her first child. Royal fans around the world rejoiced when William and Kate presented their firstborn and third-in-line to the throne, Prince George, to the world in July 2013. Three months later royal watchers were amazed to see how much Prince George had grown when he made his appearance at his christening.  In August 2014, British royal officials announced that Kate was pregnant for the second time, setting the internet into a frenzy. On May 2, 2015, the royal couple welcomed a daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, her name paying tribute to her grandfather Prince Charles, as well as her great-grandmother the Queen and late grandmother Princess Diana. In December 2015, William and Kate released their first official portrait of a family of four.



Even after the divorce, Diana maintained a high level of popularity. She devoted herself to her sons and to such charitable efforts as the battle against the use of land mines. Diana used her international celebrity to help raise awareness about this issue. She also continued to experience the negative aspects of fame—her 1997 romance with Egyptian film producer and playboy Dodi Al-Fayed caused quite a stir and created a media frenzy. While visiting Paris, the couple was involved in a car crash after trying to escape from the paparazzi on the night of August 30, 1997.
Diana initially survived the crash, but later succumbed to her injuries at a Paris hospital a few hours later. Al-Fayed and the driver were also killed, and a bodyguard was seriously injured. French authorities investigated the crash and the driver was found to have a high level of alcohol in his system at the time of the accident. The role of the pursuing photographers in the tragedy was also scrutinized.
Online news sites were still in their infancy when news of the horrific crash (and Diana's death a few hours later) broke on America's East Coast around 10 p.m. on a Saturday evening, making the incident one of the first big news stories to break on the Web. Ultimately, an 18-month-long French inquiry ruled that Henri Paul, the security chief at the couple's hotel, was drunk when he lost control of their Mercedes at high speed in the Pont D'Alma tunnel and slammed into a pylon while trying to outrun paparazzi.
News of her sudden, senseless death shocked the world. Thousands turned out to pay tribute to the "people's princess" during her funeral procession. The funeral was held at Westminister Abbey, which was broadcast on television. Her body was later buried at her family's estate, Althorp.


czwartek, 9 czerwca 2016


The term paparazzi was coined in the 1960 Federico Fellini film “La Dolce Vita.” One of his characters was named “Paparazzo,” which is an Italian word used to describe the annoying sound made by a buzzing mosquito. The word itself is pejorative, and these photographers have been stereotyped as being aggressive and intrusive. The most notorious example of paparazzi badgering celebrities is, of course, the case of Princess Diana , who died in a Paris car crash that was blamed in part on paparazzi.


The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles began to fall apart. They spent little time together and had little in common. Charles was cold and intellectual, the exact opposite of Diana. Charles was often jealous of Diana's popularity with the press and the people of England. He had also remained close friends with his former girlfriend Camilla Parker. By the 1990s, the marriage was over. Their divorce was announced in 1992 by England's Prime Minister at the House of Commons. The divorce became final in 1996.
After four years of separation, Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, and his wife, Princess Diana, formally divorce. Before long, however, the fairy tale couple grew apart, an experience that was particularly painful under the ubiquitous eyes of the world’s tabloid media. Diana and Charles announced a separation in 1992, though they continued to carry out their royal duties. In August 1996, two months after Queen Elizabeth II urged the couple to divorce, the prince and princess reached a final agreement. In exchange for a generous settlement, and the right to retain her apartments at Kensington Palace and her title of “Princess of Wales,” Diana agreed to relinquish the title of “Her Royal Highness” and any future claims to the British throne.

source of information: http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/princess_diana.php http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charles-and-diana-divorce