The unseemly scrum of paarazzi surrounding Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Prince William, wherever she goes seems to be dwindling. Fears of legal action and the danger of legislation seem to have concentrated minds.
The Sun reported yesterday that Jack Straw, leader of the Commons, was “sympathetic to a call from a senior Tory MP for a debate on whether current curbs on press intrusion are adequate”.
The paper is a part of News International which has banned the use of paparazzi pictures of Ms Middleton from its publications which also include the News of the Word, the Times, Sunday Times and thelondonpaper.
Hello, the Spanish-based celeb magazine, has also said it will not publish paparazzi pictures of Ms Middleton. In a statement, reported by the Guardian, the title said: “We are always careful, in any case, in the choice of photographs and respectful of her privacy.”
It is expected that other publications will fall into line although interest and curiosity about Ms Middleton will continue at a high level because of speculation that she will marry the prince.