She and Prince William have provided more than enough opportunities for photographers to capture Prince George on film during their Royal Tour. That's why it's just outrageous that the paparazzi published photos of Kate Middleton playing with her son that were not meant for public eyes.
The images were shown on Australian news channels, and it's important to note that the pics were taken without permission from the royals, which is sure to have the Palace all sorts of pissed and then some. The Royal Aides are likely to see this as a huge invasion of privacy -- as they should.
The photos in question supposedly include a shot of Kate with George on her shoulders, one of her pushing him in a stroller, and another of her with him in her lap playing. There's also one more of she and Prince William walking hand in hand along Lake Burley Griffin at Government House in Canberra.
And while she wasn't doing anything remotely controversial in the photos (like sunbathing topless) -- it still just doesn't seem right for the paps to snap pictures of her intimate time with Prince George if she hasn't granted them permission.
Yes, she and Prince William are in high demand, but that doesn't mean they aren't regular parents just like the rest of us who want to enjoy private time with their child away from prying eyes. And again, they've been very generous about sharing Georgie with the world over the past couple of weeks, so it's not like they don't understand that people want to see pictures of him.
Unfortunately, this won't be the last time something like this happens. I guess they should kind of expect it from here on out anytime they have their little guy in tow. Being a royal may have more than its fair share of perks, but man -- the downside is definitely quite a drag.
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