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Kate Middleton, Prince William News: No Fly Zone Enforced Over Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Countryside Mansion

( [email protected] ) Oct 09, 2015 01:36 PM EDT
Whether it be small private planes, choppers, commercial aircraft, drones, or even remote-controlled toy planes, none of these will be able to get near within 1.5 miles of Anmer Hall, the red-brick country mansion belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Hello Magazine reports.
Kate and William had their first baby at this hospital in 2013. PA

Hoping to take your aircraft to fly over the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge' backyard? Don't count on it.

Whether it be small private planes, choppers, commercial aircraft, drones, or even remote-controlled toy planes, none of these will be able to get near within 1.5 miles of Anmer Hall, the red-brick country mansion belonging to Princess Kate Middleton and Prince William, Hello Magazine reports.

The report says the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially obtained permission to put up a no-fly zone over the house which lies on the Queen's Sandringham Estate near King's Lynn in Norfolk, starting November.

This means that no intrepid paparazzi would have a chance to get even a shot of the duke and duchess' famous young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

But the regulations are apparently nothing new, as the same no-fly zone is enforced over Sandringham House annually, from December to March, which is also the period when the Queen and other members of the Royal household choose to stay in the area.

Nevertheless, the rules don't apply to emergency services aircraft.  East Anglian Air Ambulance (Prince William's employer, the charity based at Cambridge airport) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have free reign over the airspace, as needed.

The new rules will no doubt be well-appreciated by the young royal family since the duke and duchess spend most of their time at Anmer Hall, much more than in their official residence, the 21-room apartment at Kensington Palace.

 The Daily Mail also reports that William and Kate recently issued a letter via Kensington Palace regarding their apprehension over the "extreme lengths" photographers will go just to take a snapshot of two-year-old Prince George, third in line to the throne. The letter made mention that Prince George "deserves a safe, happy and private childhood," just like any other toddler.

Early this week, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William said he wants his children, two-year-old Prince George and five-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte to grow up in a world where the elephants and the rhinoceros still roam the wilds, which is why he is pushing doing everything to pursue his advocacy in saving the wildlife.

In an article he wrote for the Financial Times, the 33-year-old royal has also called on U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping of China to curb global trafficking of illegal wildlife.

"I cannot imagine what it would feel like if the last elephant or rhinoceros in the wild died," Prince William was quoted by Emirates as saying. "And I then had to explain to my children how we let it happen. It would be impossible to reassure them with a straight face that we could still reverse climate change or end intractable conflicts."

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