The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been granted permission to enforce a no-fly zone over their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
William and Catherine applied for the special measure, which has been granted by the Department for Transport ‘in view of the need for security for the Royal Family’.
The no-fly zone is in effect within 1.5 miles of Anmer Hall, where the Cambridge family have been spending much of their time, since the Duke began his job with the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service.
The ban includes drones, and all aircraft must be at an altitude of 2,000 ft (610m) or above if they are to fly in the area. This doesn’t apply to emergency aircraft, such as the helicopters William pilots.
The 10-bedroom Anmer Hall features a swimming pool, tennis court and large conservatory/garden room, and a large garden for William and Kate’s two young children to play in.
A similar act comes into force on 1st December at Sandringhm House, when The Queen and her extended family stay for Christmas. This lasts until 1st March to afford the family privacy.
In August, the Duke and Duchess’ office at Kensington Palace released a letter regarding paparazzi photos of their son, Prince George. In it, they asked the public to understand the ‘disturbing’ lengths photographers are going to in order to get pictures of the Prince, and that they wanted their son to grow up as normally as possible.
The new enforcement at the family’s Georgian mansion on The Queen’s Sandringhsm Estate will mean more privacy – it has been suspected drones and aircraft have previously taken photos of the house, to avoid trespassing.