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“That’s out of order,” she said. “How would you like it if someone took pictures of you in your hotel room?”

Isn’t someone supposed to be watching him?

Royal protection officers watch over the queen and her family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — though they remain firmly on the outside of the bedroom door. So shouldn’t someone have been around to make sure this didn’t happen? Dai Davies, a former head of royal protection, said it did seem as if someone had let their guard down.

He noted that the past few decades were replete with examples of journalists trying to catch royals in compromising positions.

“There has to be a degree of responsibility and caution,” he said. “Surely we have to learn from history. The press love this.”

Associated Press writers Raissa Ioussouf and Cassandra Vinograd contributed to this report.