'Prince William preparing ground for wedding with bid for privacy'

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London, December 7 (ANI): Prince William is said to be preparing the ground rules before his wedding to girlfriend Kate Middleton by restricting paparazzi from prying into their private lives.

The 27-year-old allegedly wants to protect the romance by containing the media coverage of the royals off duty.

It was claimed that the second in line to the British throne was the key mover behind the Queen's sanction of a new confrontational approach to the snappers who follow the Royal Family.

"I think William is behind this. I think he is setting some ground rules for his future with Kate," the Daily Express quoted Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, as saying.

Paddy Harverson, Prince Charles's senior media adviser, said: "Members of the Royal Family feel they have a right to privacy when they are going about everyday, private activities.

"They recognise there is a public interest in them and what they do, but they do not think this extends to photographing the private activities of them and their friends."

But anti-blood sports campaigners have suggested other wise. Andrew Tyler, director of charity Animal Aid, said: "This is not being done to protect the Royal Family from harassment or intrusion into their genuine private affairs. It is an attempt to keep out prying eyes when they engage in a thoroughly immoral and cruel activity, namely the killing of ­animals for sport."(ANI)

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