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Prince William gets serious about baby George's privacy

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Royals fire first shots in war against the paparazzi: Leave Prince George alone!

Prince William is mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore — the royal has sicced his legal team on two paparazzi accused of stalking his son.

Little Prince George has been photographed multiple times on private outings with his nanny, and the actions of the photographers have become so alarming that Will and Kate are putting the royal foot down.

A senior source told The London Evening Standard, "Just like any parent, the Duke and Duchess want Prince George to have the freedom to safely experience normal childhood activities, like going to the park and playing with other children, without the threat of harassment or being placed under surveillance.

"One of the individuals has already been spoken to by protection officers about his behavior in respect of members of the Royal Family on previous occasions over a number of years."

Insiders told the Standard that two paps in particular have raised the ire of the royals, and incidents have included confrontations at Battersea Park, outside of Buckingham Palace and near the family home at Kensington Palace.

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A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed the legal action today, stating, "The Duke and Duchess have taken legal steps to ask that an individual ceases harassing and following both Prince George and his nanny as they go about their ordinary daily lives.

"An incident last week has prompted Their Royal Highnesses to seek reasonable assurances from the individual about his behavior. The individual was spotted at a central London Park in the vicinity of Prince George, who was removed from the park immediately."

And the most terrifying line of the statement:

"There is reason to suspect that the individual may been placing Prince George under surveillance and monitoring his daily routines for a period of time."

The last sentence of the statement reads, "No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child and carer whilst their child is playing in a public park or going about their daily activities."

As Kate eases into her pregnancy with royal baby No. 2, it's understandable that security is at the front of their minds.

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