Splashed across the front pages of today’s British newspapers is a picture of Prince Charles and Camilla, looking panic-stricken inside their car, as it came under attack by student protesters last night. AP’s Matt Dunham, who shot the image, told The Guardian newspaper how he got the shot.
He explained that he had been in Parliament Square much of the day covering protests of proposed college tuition hikes. Later in the day he noticed a breakaway group of about 200 protesters “who were out to cause damage,” he said. He started to follow them, taking pictures as they first tried to set fire to the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, then broke some shop windows, and finally boxed in a vehicle that Dunham recognized as a royal car. He approached the car, saw the Prince of Wales and his wife inside and quickly fired off five shots with a flash through the windows, paparazzi style. Dunham then rushed back to the AP office and uploaded the images to newspapers, ahead of bystanders who shot the scene with their cell phones. (The British papers ran a tightly cropped version of the image shown here.)
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