Kate and Wills: A Royal Courtship

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But after they graduated that protection vanished. The paparazzi began snapping them in public, and even trips to rugby matches (like this one in February 2007) transformed into international media events. More worrying for William was the fact photographers stalked Kate while he was away. Around that time her legal team secured video footage of paparazzi pursuing her, and they issued a stark warning to the U.K. press: stop photographing her or face possible legal action. "This letter is a final warning," an official with the Press Complaints Commission said at the time. "It's an indication to all the editors that Miss Middleton's lawyers have evidence of harassment."

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