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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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Old 02-10-2013, 09:15 AM
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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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Old 02-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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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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Old 02-10-2013, 09:57 AM
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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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Old 02-10-2013, 11:00 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.
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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Old 02-10-2013, 11:05 AM
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I think is great william and catherine go to vacations, Its good for a pregnant woman, I still remenber the beautiful photos of diana when she was pregnant with wiliam in bermudas. May be in a cuople days we can see photos of william and catherine
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:16 AM
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I still haven't heard about any hostility WnH have shown towards the press; but a part from what happened to their mom, if I was William I would be livid at the press die to the violation of Kate last year. Yes they didn't publish the photos, but they created the situation where stalkers are moved to take pix like that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:23 AM
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Seems the paparazzi has been more than busy over this weekend. Along with the supposed pictures of William and Kate in Mustique, here in the States Justin Beiber has been reportedly pulled over for speeding over 100 mph on the LA freeway (not his first offense either) getting away from the paps and along the same lines, Chris Brown has crashed his Porsche into a wall after losing control of the vehicle fleeing paps also.

The more stories such as these come to the forefront, the public needs to realize that these photogs are a dangerous breed. While we may love and admire people in the limelight, these vultures will stop at nothing to feed our interest and fascination with them.

I do believe still that world wide responsibility should be enforced on the publishers and such as we have copyrights in place for what photos can be shared, there should also be severe penalties for publishing pictures without consent of the subject matter. Its up to those that publish these pictures to take responsibility. If they don't buy the idiot paps work, they realize there isn't a market for them and people in the limelight will breathe a little bit easier
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:30 AM
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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.
I would not call Maxima's fathers involvement in a repressive dictatorship unscandalous, or Carl-Phillip's dalliance with a former nude model. Continental royals have just as many scandals as the rest. After all, we are all human, even royals.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:36 AM
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I would not call Maxima's fathers involvement in a repressive dictatorship unscandalous, or Carl-Phillip's dalliance with a former nude model. Continental royals have just as many scandals as the rest. After all, we are all human, even royals.
Maxima's father is not Maxima, but both family members have done their best to avoid the issue with the press. CP's picked a girlfriend, we've heard about it once maybe twice over here in the UK. People don't seem that fussed about it anymore.

Continental royals don't seem to have that many scandals, and seem to deal with them very well in regards to the press.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:38 AM
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Maxima's father is not Maxima, but both family members have done their best to avoid the issue with the press. CP's picked a girlfriend, we've heard about it once maybe twice over here in the UK. People don't seem that fussed about it anymore.

Continental royals don't seem to have that many scandals, and seem to deal with them very well in regards to the press.
Well Harry is not William. I could care less about stranger's taking vacations, but I study history and boy oh boy, continental royals have had their huge share of scandals. All of them have.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:48 AM
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Well Harry is not William. I could care less about stranger's taking vacations, but I study history and boy oh boy, continental royals have had their huge share of scandals. All of them have.
Say what? Both gentleman don't deal with the press well. In regards to their mother in some cases it's understandable, but they need to realise that the press is their for them to use. So far they haven't used it wisely.

I'm a member of this forum with an active interest in royals other than the British, I know some families (one inparticular comes to mind), have their scandals. However I haven't seen anything publicised as much as William, Henry or Catherine's issues throughout the years.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:51 AM
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Say what? Both gentleman don't deal with the press well. In regards to their mother in some cases it's understandable, but they need to realise that the press is their for them to use. So far they haven't used it wisely.

I'm a member of this forum with an active interest in royals other than the British, I know some families (one inparticular comes to mind), have their scandals. However I haven't seen anything publicised as much as William, Henry or Catherine's issues throughout the years.
What would you like to see them do?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:53 AM
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Maxima's father is not Maxima, but both family members have done their best to avoid the issue with the press. CP's picked a girlfriend, we've heard about it once maybe twice over here in the UK. People don't seem that fussed about it anymore.

Continental royals don't seem to have that many scandals, and seem to deal with them very well in regards to the press.
Foreign Royals are less famous and their scandals are less know apart from of course the King of Spain Elephant hunting. Prince Harry falling out a nightclub is mild compared to that.
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