Kate’s Privacy Policy

What Would Kate Do? has a very strict policy regarding the respect and protection of the privacy of the members of the Royal Family. You might have wondered why WWKD posts about certain aspects of Kate’s life and perhaps not others. This is not because we’re not paying attention to all the news but because we have very strong feelings about certain topics which are covered by other media outlets.

While Kate is a public persona and chose that life for herself, we still believe she is entitled to a level of privacy to lead her life. In addition to embarrassment and discomfort, many incidents where her privacy is invaded are dangerous and illegal. To be clear about our beliefs and policies, please refer to the following:

  • We approve of: official engagements, unintrustive information provided by kind and supportive fans, highly public appearances, photographs taken in public places where there is no expectation of privacy, etc.
  • We do not approve of: intrusive press, any disturbance of privacy, inappropriate means of gaining information, spying tactics, inappropriate or embarrassing photographs, etc.

With the joyous arrival of Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, we have evaluated the delicate nature of unofficial photographs of Kate’s children. We wish nothing but a happy, healthy childhood for George and Charlotte as they grow into their position as royals. We will evaluate unofficial photographs of the children on a case-by-case basis, considering many aspects including privacy, health, ethics, and personal beliefs.

As always, we will never publicize or share photographs or stories that we feel violate the private lives of the royal family. We wish to respect their private moments and give them the same level of privacy we wish for ourselves. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about this policy.

7 Comments on Kate’s Privacy Policy

  1. Susan Cures (@SusanSanRN)
    August 2, 2015 at 11:30 am (4 weeks ago)

    I hope your blog and accounts will take George and Charlotte’s privacy seriously. Lately I think many of what you tweet or RT are violations of their basic needs and rights as kids to enjoy a happy childhood. George in the beach or having private fun time with family are taken by paparazzi who are there to make money off of them. If we truly care about Kate, William and the children, then let us respect them, not hurt them. No stalking please. And please be a role model to others and do not just what is legal, but especially what is right for these beautiful children.

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    • Christine
      August 2, 2015 at 11:48 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you for your comment, Susan! We will absolutely take your thoughts under advisement as we constantly strive to continuously provide the community with the best coverage of all things Kate while also doing what we believe is right. We will be reviewing our policies, content and direction on a regular basis. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to come to our site and comment. Have a great weekend!

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    • Kelly
      August 3, 2015 at 8:29 am (4 weeks ago)

      I agree; I’d prefer to err on the side of caution, particularly with respect to the children. The beach pictures of George and Carole, in particular, felt intrusive to me.

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      • Christine
        August 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm (4 weeks ago)

        Thanks for your input, Kelly! This, along with other recent issues, are why we are reviewing these policies. Your input is very helpful in our decisions on what to share and what not to share.

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  2. Sophia Turturro
    August 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Besides the Cambridges who are your other favorite royals?

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    • Christine
      August 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Hello Sophia! I love Crown Princess Mary of Denmark :) and of course, Elizabeth II!

      Reply

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