Kate Middleton was once chased by a paparazzi car, friend says

Kate Middleton is doing remarkably well in public for someone her relatives describe as introvert. One of the most famous women in the world, the Duchess of Cambridge never looks shaken by the spotlight, either playing the piano in front of the whole world Where holding a giant spider with a smile on her face. But a friend of the Duchess now reveals that her relations with the public – and in particular the tabloids – have not always been so friendly.

According to the Sunday Times royal editor Roya Nikkhah (as covered by Express UK), when Kate and Prince William were first dating, she had to deal with vicious paparazzi, some of whom even camped outside the Chelsea apartment she shared with her sister Pippa Middleton for days, waiting just to see it. It lasted throughout the decade before Kate married Prince William, from when she and the prince were romantically linked during their school years.

In 2006 and 2007, Kate worked as an accessories buyer for fashion label Jigsaw, and the publication said the paparazzi would wait until she got out of her office to buy lunch before ambushing her and following her into the room. Street. Eventually, she had to quit her job “which had become too difficult due to the constant presence of paparazzi”, according to the Express. Moreover, as a royal girlfriend and not a member or future member of the royal family, Kate was not entitled to any security details, leaving her “alone,” the Times reported.

This level of intrusion also explains how Kate was allegedly even chased by “several men” in a car late at night, an anonymous friend told The Times. The source said Kate, understandably, found the experience “terrifying”.

A source told The Times how Kate reacted to the pressure: “It was constant. She coped with it admirably, given how intrusive it was… It was never water on a duck’s back, but she has extraordinary strength of character and resilience. I have never seen or heard of her losing her temper.

The royal family’s strained relationship with the tabloid press is unfortunately nothing new. The nastiness of the press towards Kate in her friend’s account resembles the gruesome treatment of Princess Diana, who died in a car crash while being chased by paparazzi in France. And while this story about Kate makes it clear that the tragedy did not drastically change the paparazzi’s behavior towards the Royal Family, there are indications that that could change. Last month Meghan Markle won a lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday, after the publication published private letters Meghan sent to her father ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry.

It’s okay to be interested in the inner workings of the Royal Family – their entire existence as an institution hinges primarily on being public faces for various causes. But it’s scary when responding to that interest threatens the safety of the family. Hopefully the level of intensity in the tabloids is a thing of the past.

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