New royal parents William and Kate to keep media at bay
LONDON (AFP) - The world's media have been camped for days outside the London hospital where Prince William's wife Catherine will give birth, but the royal couple are expected to tightly control access to the new heir to the throne.
Once the newborn is presented to the public, the little prince or princess is likely to be kept out of the spotlight for weeks, if not months, experts say.
For all that the royals have complained about media intrusion in the past, notably following the death of William's mother Diana, they now successfully manage their exposure through a slick PR operation.
"Control over access to the baby and to their family absolutely lies in the hands of William and Kate," said Patrick Jephson, former chief of staff to Princess Diana.