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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 AM
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If Diana made deals and they still hounded her to death perhaps WnKnH are going a different route. I don't disagree wih the idea of them being kind and open to a select few who have proven to be honorable; but I definitely don't want to see them make buddy buddy with the mad mags out there jus in the hopes they will act civilized.
Yep, I see them going the opposite way of his mother. He saw that it didn't work for her, so he's not even going down that road.

Although William isn't fond of photographers, there do seem to be one or two that he is comfortable around. Arthur Edwards told a story about how during the trip home from Tuvalu, Kate and William were looking through his (Edwards) photos and joking around. He said William asked him not to publish one of the pictures, because the guys at the base would make fun of it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 AM
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When Kate gives birth, the paps will try and scale the outside of the hospital and peer into the window as they did at Crown Princess Victoria's birth in 1977.

As long as people are willing to click on the articles with such photos, these two will never have privacy. No deals are possible. Even if she were seen everyday out and about, the photos will have a bounty on them because they are not photos of her working. (Not trying to rehash that argument here - just saying this is why a deal is now virtually impossible.)
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:37 AM
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Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor Kate bump pics: It is unclear whether photographer was on Mustique or if new snaps were taken from a boat offshore.
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Kate bump pics: Royal aide said: “This is unfortunate. They get absolutely no privacy whatsoever.”
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Kate "bump" pics: Palace officials described that intrusion as “grotesque and totally unjustifiable”.
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Kate bump pics: This was surely inevitable from the moment they stepped onto the plane to Mustique? It is unfair, but paps supply a market.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:02 AM
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But then there's the holiday. I think choosing such an expensive and distant destination at the current time demonstrates another error of judgment on their part.
Willem-Alexander and Maxima goe to Argentina to be with Maxima's parents and William & Catherine go to Mustique to be with her parents - where's the difference? Or maybe Catherine just wants to enjoy a bit of time without having to wear warm, fastly becoming too tight clothes? In the UK it's winter, in Mustique eternal spring- which is the nicest season for a mother-to-be. Not too warm but definately nicer than winter.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:12 AM
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Pregnant Kate + Holiday = Bikini = Bump photos. It's a no brainer for the paps.
She could have bought a burkini, though.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:28 AM
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I think the Cambridge's privacy should be respected but if there pictures out there, I think the royal couple should've expected that to happen. Those paps is just waiting to get pictures of the Catherine's bump. If true, I hope none of the pics are published. Leave those folks alone.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:29 AM
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OK, so the UK media can't publish the pictures,
They can. They choose not to.
If these guys expected anything less than this, from any media worldwide they were kidding themselves.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:11 AM
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on the other hand, a couple of pictures boarding a plane out of a whole holiday of one week does not seem like harrasing.
people like knowing about them and they don't perform a huge amount of engagements at this stage: maybe if the press office of the RF rethought their strategy for them, and if people were used to seeing them more, the paps would not be chasing them for pictures on their private holiday. maybe something as simple as a photocall at the start of the vacation (like the dutch or the danish royals do) would satisfy their curiosity.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 AM
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I think it's an idea that could work. Even though the paps wouldn't agree to it, the existence of the fairly taken photos would reduce the value of the photos taken by the paps. If papers publish a few photos of them on vacation, then another snap taken by the paps would not be so newsworthy. Unfortunately, for the Duke and Duchess, they will still not have the freedom to do whatever they want because there will still be money out there for photos like those in France but the value of the ordinary vacation photos will plummet.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:25 AM
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People saw them all the time during the jubilee and olympics and that still didn't stop the paparazzi
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:26 AM
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I feel sorry for them but I think they were expecting it could happen again.

What to expect when she hasn't been seen for such a long time? . Everybody wants to see her bump.

I fear the pics will spread all over the internet.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:58 AM
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People suggesting arranged photo shoots with the UK press are missing one rather salient point - the royals have tried this before and it did not work. Charles and the boys used to pose for the press on their ski holidays, at Balmoral, at Highgrove, at St. Andrews etc. etc. but it didn't change anything. The photographers were still popping out of bushes at Balmoral trying to get their exclusives. Nor did it stop the British papers hacking the royals' phones for some juicy headlines.

The press shot themselves in the foot when it comes to William, Kate and Harry when they chose to run the photos of Harry in Las Vegas last year. The newspapers knew that Harry was heading to Afghanistan within days for a 5-month tour of duty. They knew he was enjoying one last hurrah with his mates before heading off to the most dangerous country on earth. They knew he was in his private hotel room. Did that stop The Sun printing the pictures? No. Harry's deep anger about that was clear in his interviews in Afghan and, given he and Harry are so close, I'd bet my cotton socks William feels exactly the same. The British press are beyond contempt, not only in how they treat the royals but in how they treat everyone, even the parents of murdered schoolgirls.

Frederik and Mary can arrange a photo shoot in Verbier, Willem-Alexander can do the same in Argentina/Italy/Greece (or whichever holiday home they're staying in) etc. etc. and they'll be left alone because the overseas press aren't interested in them to any great degree. William, Kate and Harry don't have that option.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:07 AM
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The story of these pics broke a little while ago and luckily I've not seen one report of them being published any where.

I know its too much to hope for but maybe, just maybe with the British press refusing to buy and publish them, other publications are following their lead and saying "enough is enough". I really think the key to stopping this kind of invasion of privacy lies within the press media themselves. Refusing to buy and publish pictures that were gained by sneaky means by over zealous photographers sends out a clear message that this sort of thing is unacceptable. I sincerely hope this happens but I'm not going to hold my breath.
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The press shot themselves in the foot when it comes to William, Kate and Harry when they chose to run the photos of Harry in Las Vegas last year.
Yeah because that's the only reason William and Henry hate the press.

The only staged photosessions I've seen were on Ski holidays (last one being 2006?) and when the boys went to school. In 30 years, where both boys went from school to further education/military and all we saw were them falling out of clubs at 3am almost every weekend. I'd think William and Henry are the ones who need a bit of good press on their side.

Yes the press new about Henry's deployment and that Vegas was a few days before, however do you really expect national newspapers to forgo the oppurtunity to print pictures of a naked heir to throne? Henry dug his own press loving whole.

Other royal couples can have their photosessions which then allow them holiday privacy because the overseas press isn't interested in them is correct. They're not interested because continental royal families, most of them anyway, manage to keep their noses away from anything untoward.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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I'm not sure these pics exist at all - yet. Maybe the paparazzi didn't get them because W&C were too careful and hope that they lessen their guards when they hear that the pics were already been taken...
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Well if the public stopped buying these rags, then the market for these invasive photos would dry up. For the record I haven't bought a "New Idea", "Women's Weekly", "Woman's Day" or other of these types of magazine in over 10 years.
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Same here Trillian...I haven't bought any magazines since Diana's death.


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Old 02-10-2013, 10:23 AM
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When Kate gives birth, the paps will try and scale the outside of the hospital and peer into the window as they did at Crown Princess Victoria's birth in 1977.

As long as people are willing to click on the articles with such photos, these two will never have privacy. No deals are possible. Even if she were seen everyday out and about, the photos will have a bounty on them because they are not photos of her working. (Not trying to rehash that argument here - just saying this is why a deal is now virtually impossible.)
Yes,as long as people are interested in W&C private life,they will never stop hunting them with their cameras-which also implies that we (who read articles about the couple and enjoy looking at the pictures)are also partly responsible for this intrusion in their privacy.We should always be aware of this!!!
And please,everyone-don´t look at pictures that were done in a semi-legal way (like Kate´s holyday pics or Prince Harry´s Las Vegas photos!)as this would only encourage and promote such paparazzis.

Normal photocalls are part of the royal job,the Duke&Duchess are prepared for it and we can freely enjoy their images.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:25 AM
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However (just as an idea - don't bite my head off) its the owners that buy the pix. If the BRF did more offical picture shoots etc as the other royal families do, they could (possibly) reduce thge need for pap shots.
I'm not so sure about that. There was an article just today in "Norway Today" about the Norwegian Royal Family being unhappy with excessive and intrusive (my words) media coverage of them. The article may be in the Norwegian section.
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I feel sorry for them but I think they were expecting it could happen again.

What to expect when she hasn't been seen for such a long time? . Everybody wants to see her bump.

I fear the pics will spread all over the internet.
It just occurred to me what a perfect vehicle baby bump pics would be for spreading some kind of virus, worm, malware, etc. I'm not saying to do it, but it would be a way to spread an infection quickly.
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