The Prince of Wales’s solicitor has written a letter to newspaper organisations in the UK following the publication of photographs online on Tuesday.
The paparazzi-style photos show Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paddling on the beach in Barbados during a brief moment of rest on their Caribbean tour.
According to the Press Associaton, the solicitor has contacted press organisations to remind them of Their Royal Highnesses’ “reasonable expectation to privacy.”
Speaking to PA, a source said that the images were taken during a “brief off-duty moment on a major international tour” in circumstances where they would have expected privacy.
Clarence House has declined to comment on these reports.
In the photographs, both Charles and Camilla can be seen enjoying themselves on a picturesque beach.
The Prince of Wales is wearing floral swimming trunks and the Duchess of Cornwall was pictured in a swimming suit.
It remains to be seen whether newspapers will carry the photos in Wednesday’s edition.
Prince Charles arrived in St Lucia on Sunday afternoon to officially begin the Caribbean Tour that will see him and Camilla travel across six countries, one overseas territory, and the first royal visit to Cuba.
His next stop was Barbados, where the beach photos were taken.
He and the Duchess will continue their tour through to 29 March and will see the royal couple visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Cuba, the Cayman Islands.