Prince William called the photographer “outrageous” and “disgusting” in the footage, taken on a quiet country lane last year, before adding: “Thank you for ruining our day.”
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A leaked video shows Prince William yelling at a photographer whom he accuses of “stalking” his children.
The Duke of Cambridge confronted the cameraman while out cycling on a quiet country lane near his home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk in January last year.
He calls the photographer “outrageous” and “disgusting,” adding, “Thank you for ruining our day.”
The snapper claimed he bumped into the royals before deciding to call it quits, but Prince William accused him of “stalking around” looking for him and his children.
The video, which garnered over 20,000 views after it was posted over the weekend, has since been removed from YouTube.
Kensington Palace responded to the clip, which was uploaded over a year after it was filmed, by narrating it The Telegraph that the photographer violated the family’s privacy.
At the beginning of the footage, the cameraman says, “I just realized who it was and I just stopped,” to which Prince William replies, “They weren’t looking for us.”
The photographer continues, “I promise I wasn’t anywhere near your house.”
The duke later fumes: “How dare you act like you did to my children? How dare you.
“You’re prowling around looking for us and our children. I’m going on a quiet bike ride with my kids on a Saturday.
“You are impertinent. You are disgusting. You really are. How dare you behave like that.”
He is then seen holding a phone to his ear while riding a bike and says, “Yes, I need you here, I had an argument with a photographer. he films me I’m right next to him now. Thanks for ruining our day.”
The cameraman says, “I think I saw you, I moved into the tower,” to which the Duke replies, “You didn’t, you knew exactly what you were doing. Thought you guys learned by now.”
It’s not the first time the Cambridges have faced the press.
In 2017, French Closer Magazine was ordered to pay 100,000 euros (£91,700) by a Paris court for a long-time lens of Kate sunbathing on a terrace after it was ruled they had breached her privacy.
Neither royal attended any of the court sessions, but William produced statements attacking the paparazzi.
In an article written in May, he said the impact of the topless photos was “all the more painful” given the harassment surrounding the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
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