LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Prince William, has split after four years with some speculating that life in the public eye had taken its toll.
Middleton’s lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis, who also act for the Prince of Wales, wrote to the UK Press Complaints Commission last week saying they have “disturbing” film of photographers intruding on Miss Middleton’s privacy.
The PCC complaint relates to alleged harassment from the Daily Mirror newspaper.
The law firm lawyers said that they would use footage of the paparazzi’s activities to support evidence of her harassment.
The prince, 24, and Middleton, 25, a fashion buyer, met as students at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland in 2001 and had been dating since 2003.
The picture showed an unsmiling Miss Middleton, wearing sunglasses and carrying Starbucks Coffee cup, published under the headline “Look out, Wills here comes an heir-bashing…”The story suggested the reason for her expression may be Prince William’s “laddish escapades involving a couple of attractive girls”.
Speculation about Miss Middleton, 25, and Prince William’s relationship – and whether a marriage proposal is imminent – has intensified over the past year, leading to a rise in value of paparazzi photographs of the girlfriend of the heir to the throne.