How long will paparazzi promise to show restraint on Will-Kat?May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): From the moment the first photograph of Prince William and Kate Middleton was taken and published in a British newspaper, the couple has been the subject of intense scrutiny by gossip magazines and tabloids alike.
The moment Kate said ‘I do’ to William, she was also signing up to massive media intrusion in her private life.
As the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to return to what passes for normal life on Tuesday after spending a quiet weekend in an undisclosed location, the paparazzi are also waiting for a return to business as usual.
It won’t happen immediately, according to Glenn Gratton, founder of the London-based agency Matrix, who said his company would be respecting the couple’s call for privacy.
“At the moment they have asked for privacy and as an agency we will respect that. As much as there is a demand worldwide, we will leave them alone for a period of time,” the Independent quoted Gratton as saying.
Photographic agencies and paparazzi photographers can expect a big payout for any photos of the pair. One photograph of Kate taken shortly after the engagement was announced reportedly fetched more than 50,000 pounds.
“We won’t hunt them down, that’s not how we work, but obviously there is a demand. You are going to get a lot of interest from magazines if she gains weight, loses weight, if she becomes a fashionista and that sort of thing,” said Gratton.
It’s not just the Duchess of Cambridge who should expect to find a throng of eager photographers following her wherever she goes, according to Gratton.
“It also looks as though Kate’s sister Pippa is getting a lot of attention as well, and they will have greater access to her,” he said.
Speaking on Radio 4 on Friday evening, The Sun’s royal photographer Arthur Edwards said Prince William has gone to great lengths to ensure the couple’s privacy.
“William is quite a private person and will use the courts if necessary. I don’t think there is any point in trying to get honeymoon pictures. I think you are not going to get any pictures anyway - you’ll spend a lot of money and get nothing,” he said. (ANI)
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