Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ask for ‘privacy’
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have asked for privacy at their Norfolk home.
The royal couple – who welcomed their daughter Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana into the world on Saturday (02.5.15) – are keen to be left to themselves as they spend time with the newborn and their 22-month-old son Prince George at their expansive property Anmer Hall on Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate.
According to the BBC, letters have been distributed to the media which said the Duke, 32, and his wife, 33, had “a more than reasonable expectation of privacy” after they left Kensington Palace for the country retreat on wednesday (06.05.15).
The letter which is signed by the couple’s communications secretary and was issued on behalf of the palace says: “There have in the past been a number of intrusions into the privacy of the royal family which in the main have been as a result of professional photographers using long-distance lenses, not only to observe the royal family, but also to photograph them going about their activities on the estate.
“The warm-hearted and understandable interest in the Royal Family and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge needs to be balanced with their right to private family life – this is especially important for a family with very young children.”
The new family of four are expected to spend the summer at the property as Prince William resumes his training with the nearby East Anglian Air Ambulance.