No-fly zone enforced over royals’ home

A no-fly zone is to be enforced over the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Norfolk home following a request by security services.

The development is a move to ensure the safety of William and Kate and their young family, who spend much of their time at their Anmer Hall property on Sandringham estate.

The home was gifted to the couple by the Queen after their wedding.

In the summer, their communications secretary, Jason Knauf, highlighted privacy concerns in a detailed public letter, claiming paparazzi photographers had been going to “extreme lengths” to capture images of the couple’s young children, George and Charlotte.

The restriction comes into force on November 1 and prohibits planes and drones flying below 610m within a circular area 2.4km across. The no-fly zone has been imposed by the Department of Transport under statutory instruments.

The restriction order: “The Secretary of State has decided that it is necessary in the public interest to restrict flying in the vicinity of Anmer Hall, Norfolk, having regard to the security considerations associated with this location by reason of it being the residence of members of the Royal Family.”

Exemptions apply to the new rule, with emergency services aircraft allowed to fly over the property, along with Queen Elizabeth’s helicopter and aircraft invited to land at Anmer Hall.


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