It seems not everyone is respectful of Prince George's privacy.
While thanking many outlets for not publishing unauthorized photos, Kensington Palace released an open letter on Friday seeking to reveal to the public some of the troubling tactics some photographers have used to try and get a picture of the 2-year-old royal and his 3-month-old sister, Princess Charlotte.
"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," the letter read. " 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."
Scary! But the examples from the Palace do not end there, which shared that some paparazzi have "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," and even "obscured themselves in sand dunes on a rural beach to take photos of Prince George playing with his grandmother."
The most important thing for Prince William and Kate Middleton is to try and not shelter their children too much from the world.
"They feel strongly that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte should not grow up exclusively behind palace gates and in walled gardens," the letter concluded. "They want both children to be free to play in public and semi-public spaces with other children without being photographed."
And to be fair, it's not like the Palace doesn't make plenty of adorable photos of George and Charlotte available all the time...