Prince William and Kate Middleton take legal action against individuals 'harrassing' Prince George


All eyes have been on Prince George, a national treasure, since his birth last July, but many forget that the 13-month toddler is just that -- a child.

An individual has been "harassing and following" the little prince and his nanny -- and naturally, his royal parents are concerned.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are taking "legal steps" against the individual who has been interrupting their child's "ordinary daily life," according to a statement issued by Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Lawyers for the couple have sent warning letters to two photographers after an intrusive event last week at London's Battersea Park, according to the Evening Standard.

"The individual was spotted at a central London Park in the vicinity of Prince George, who was removed from the Park immediately," the statement said. "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."

While William and Kate, both 32, "understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day inherit," they ask that while he's still a tot, he be able to "lead as ordinary a life as possible."

"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," the statement continued.

One of the photographers has reportedly been spoken to by protection officers in regards to his behavior towards members of the royal family numerous times in the past few years.

See how Prince George celebrated his first birthday:

Prince George Celebrates Turning One By Walking, Smiling
Prince George Celebrates Turning One By Walking, Smiling

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