Prince William labelled the photographer “outrageous” and “disgusting” in the footage taken on a quiet country lane last year, before adding: “Thanks for ruining our day”
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A leaked video has captured Prince William screaming at a photographer he accuses of “stalking” his children.
The Duke of Cambridge confronted the cameraman while out for a bike ride on a quiet country lane near his Anmer Hall home in Norfolk in January last year.
He calls the photographer “outrageous” and “disgusting”, adding: “Thanks for ruining our day.”
The snapper claimed he came across the royals before deciding to stop, but Prince William accused him of “stalking around” and looking for him and his children.
The video, which was viewed over 20,000 times after it was shared over the weekend, has since been removed from YouTube.
Towards the start of the footage, the cameraman says: “I’ve just realised who it was and I’ve just stopped”, to which Prince William responds: “You didn’t, you have been looking for us.”
The photographer continues: “I promise you I’ve not been near your house.”
The Duke later rages: “How dare you behave like you’ve done with my children. How dare you.
“You’re stalking around looking for us and our children. I’m having a quiet bike ride with my children on a Saturday.
“You’re outrageous. You’re disgusting. You really are. How dare you behave like that.”
He is then seen holding a phone to his ear while riding his bike, saying: “Yeah I need you here, I’ve had an altercation with a photographer. He’s filming 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 replied: “You didn’t, you knew exactly what you were doing. Thought you guys had learnt by now.”
It is not the first time that the Cambridges have faced down the press.
In 2017, France’s Closer Magazine was ordered to pay 100,000 euros (£91,700) at a Paris court over a long-lens images of Kate sunbathing on a terrace, after it was ruled they had breached her privacy.
Neither of the Royals attended any of the court sessions, but William did present statements attacking the paparazzi.
In one written in May, he said the impact of the topless photographs were “all the more painful” given the harassment linked to the death of his mother, Princess Diana.