Prince George, Kate Middleton, Prince William

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One day Prince George will be king, but right now, he's just a 13-month-old toddler wanting to play at the park!

Prince William and Kate Middleton want their little boy to be able to do just this, and the royal couple is taking "legal steps" to make this happen, per a statement issued by Buckingham Palace Thursday.

An incident last week "has prompted Their Royal Highnesses to seek reasonable assurances" from an individual who they've asked to stop "harassing and following both Prince George and his nanny as they go about their ordinary daily lives," according to the statement.

"The individual was spotted at a central London Park in the vicinity of Prince George, who was removed from the Park immediately," the statement explains. "There is reason to suspect that the individual may been placing Prince George under surveillance and monitoring his daily routines for a period of time."

It should be noted that Will and Kate, both 32, "understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day will inherit" but ask that "while he is young," he be able to "lead as ordinary a life as possible."

"No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child and carer whilst their child is playing in a public park or going about their daily activities," the palace statement said.

It continued: "Just like any parent, The Duke and Duchess want Prince George to have the freedom to safely experience normal childhood activities, like going to the park and playing with other children, without the threat of harassment or being placed under surveillance."

As for the individual the royals have asked to stop "harassing" young Georgie? Per the palace, this person "has already been spoken to by protection officers about his behaviour in respect of Members of the Royal Family on previous occasions over a number of years."

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