What Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Doing To Stop Nosey Fans From Watching Their Every Move

It appears that Prince William and Kate Middleton have grown tired of the increasing number of tourists outside their Kensington Palace home who try to peek onto the grounds and catch a glimpse of the couple.

The royals value their privacy but when you’re the future king and queen of England that privacy is limited. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to do something that will prevent fans from at least seeing when they and their three children are going in and out of the palace.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

More tourists photograph the royals coming and going

Due to the growing interest in the couple and their family, more people than ever have been showing up at their residence trying to snap any photos they can of the Cambridges.

According to the Daily Mail, the family uses the Royal helicopter to fly in and out of London frequently and that’s when most tourists and photographers take their picture.

It’s not just the prince and his wife being photographed using the royal aircraft. The publication noted that last year Queen Elizabeth II was pictured flying in to meet her great-grandson, Prince Louis, for the first time. Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Meghan were also taken when they returned from a tour in the maroon-colored helicopter. But now something is being done to stop fans from getting all those shots.

How they’re blocking fans from seeing them

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

The only way to really stop people from view them as they board and land in the royal chopper is to block their view and that’s exactly what’s being done.

Hundreds of new trees were recently put up around where the helicopter takes off from. In all, there were about 600 trees planted 18 inches apart. The new laurel hedge obstructing the view has been extended over 900 feet in length.

The Express reported that prior to the family’s move from Anmer Hall to the palace in 2017 a “wall of conifers was planted along the western boundary of the grounds” to give them more privacy.

“As part of the broader management of the estate, the physical surroundings of royal residences are under constant review,” a palace spokesperson said. “From time to time, adjustments are made to the landscaping and gardens, including hedging.”

Other royals who live at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace | Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

While Markle and Prince Harry no longer call Kensington Palace home there are plenty of royals who still live on the property that will benefit from not been seen every time they come and go.

Some of those royals include William’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, and her husband, Jack Brooksbank; Prince Charles’ cousin, Edward, and his wife Katharine; the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent; and their daughter Lady Gabriella.

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