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Prince William vows to protect Kate from paparazzi

IANS  London, September 16, 2012
First Published: 14:07 IST(16/9/2012) | Last Updated: 14:29 IST(16/9/2012)

Prince William has vowed that his wife, Duchess Catherine, will not suffer the same press intrusion as his late mother Princess Diana did.

William believes that paparazzi contributed to his mother's death in a car crash in Paris in 1997, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The Duke of Cambridge was left furious after pictures of his spouse sunbathing topless while holidaying in a private chateau in France were published in French magazine Closer. He now wants to do all he can to protect his wife's privacy.

"He lost his mother to the foreign photographers, he will do absolutely everything in his power to prevent the same thing happening to Kate," Vivienne Parry, a close friend of Diana's, told the Daily Mirror newspaper.

"Don't imagine for a minute that William, who puts a huge amount of effort into protecting Kate, will take this lying down. He made sure she was surrounded with a great team and they had time alone together in Anglesey to help her adapt to the storm ahead,” she added.

A man holds a copy of the French magazine Closer showing pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William (Reuters Photo)

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Only 18 months after their honeymoon on the exclusive North Island resort in the Seychelles, they will be spending a night on privately owned Tavanipupu island, famed for its crystal waters and luxury hand-thatched bungalows, as part of their first official tour on behalf of the Queen.

Before that the couple will be travelling to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Borneo and the Solomon Islands, ending their nine-day trip on the South Pacific realm of Tuvalu, the fourth smallest country in the world.

They’ll get up close and personal with wild orangutans, have an orchid named after each of them and face the challenge of being carried from a plane in a garlanded canoe.

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