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Old 02-12-2013, 08:32 PM
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I adore Catherine and William, and I am probably going to get a bit of heat for saying this but...
After the pics of their honeymoon and the pics in Provance (and the pics of Wills and Co. with body boards in Anglesey, and all all the photos of them shopping or leaving a club) do they or any of us really believe that they have privacy outside the gates of the Palaces and the walls of their homes?
And given the cell phone tapping scandal, they have to be aware that home may not be all that secure as well.
I'm not saying it's RIGHT - I'm saying it's REALITY.
It really is a cruddy job being a British royal, you know?
Well maybe they thought they could get privacy on a private island where no paps are allowed.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:33 PM
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I adore Catherine and William, and I am probably going to get a bit of heat for saying this but...
After the pics of their honeymoon and the pics in Provance (and the pics of Wills and Co. with body boards in Anglesey, and all all the photos of them shopping or leaving a club) do they or any of us really believe that they have privacy outside the gates of the Palaces and the walls of their homes?
And given the cell phone tapping scandal, they have to be aware that home may not be all that secure as well.
I'm not saying it's RIGHT - I'm saying it's REALITY.
It really is a cruddy job being a British royal, you know?
I agree - it is a cruddy job and very few people cut them any slack. I spent a short part of my career in the public eye and the day I stopped the relief - I can't describe how it felt. But I had a choice, lived with it for a while and could escape - no chance for these 2.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:38 PM
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Yeah. If they'd just shrug and get on with their holiday, and maybe - here's a radical thought - maybe even smile in the direction of the paps, life would be a bit easier for them; less stress. The media wouldn't lose interest, but if W&K gave the impression they didn't care, it would make the chase less interesting and improve W&K's image.

Diana did just that and they still continued to chase her. Photos of William, Kate and Harry sell. Setting up photo sessions or pretending they don't care, is not going to stop the photographers from chasing them on vacation, or in their every day life. For the rest of their lives, they and their children are going to be media magnets.

At the same time, having St. James issue statements won't stop photographers either. Their best bet, is to just some how figure out a way to deal with the madness, because the press coverage will only continue to grow as they take up full-time duties.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:53 PM
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Well maybe they thought they could get privacy on a private island where no paps are allowed.
My point exactly - they have been elsewhere that no paps were allowed.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:57 PM
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....because the press coverage will only continue to grow as they take up full-time duties.
Its no wonder they are reluctant to turn over any more of their life.
I think their only chance for true privacy (especially with their family) will be Brittania II. Reportedly that is where HM truly felt on vacation.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:11 PM
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Spot on.

It would be better if they did just accept it and move on.

There's many a couple going through far greater crises than these two, I will hardly lose sleep that Kate was photographed in her bikini..... again. I refuse to wring my hands over a couple who have a lifetime of financial security through pure luck of the draw, who are in good health, who by all appearances have a healthy fetus, who are surrounding by family and friends who love and care for them. Yes, they can't bathe in the sea without the paps selling their photos. They will never be able to fully control their privacy because their photos are worth serious cash. So it would be far better for them mental healthwise to in fact just shrug their shoulders, count their blessings and move on, and teach that little baby she's carrying the same thing.

When you think about it, Will and Kate had to have known that the first photos of that bump would be worth some serious cash. And they were all too aware that chosing to go to Mustique at this point in her pregnancy, the bikini photos would be far too tempting for any pap. If the photos in France had told them anything, it's that paps will break and law and risk jail time for the price they fetch.

I personally find that Will's parents had FAR GREATER invasions of their own privacies, such as the recordings of phone conversations with their respective lovers. If Will and Kate think these photos are cause for embarrassment, they should ask Dad about that "tampon" reference......
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:13 PM
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Just saw Rob Jobson explaining Chi's headline as "the belly grows".

(On "Sunrise" show I recorded earlier this morning - just catching up with it.)

AfricanAUSSIE don't forget this may turn up on tonight's "A Current Affair" or "Today Tonight" - their sort of story.

Cheers, Sun Lion.

P.S. tone of the Australian's reporting is that the Palace is making too big a deal out of it - just "nice" , "flattering" photos.
ABC is not reporting it at all, as usual only commercial TV news. And they are lovely photos...couldn't expect better if they had posed!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:15 PM
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So "flattering photos" are ok are they?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:17 PM
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My point exactly - they have been elsewhere that no paps were allowed.
Mmm...there were photos of them there during their honeymoon, so I would expect they knew it was a risk.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:23 PM
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Yeah. If they'd just shrug and get on with their holiday, and maybe - here's a radical thought - maybe even smile in the direction of the paps, life would be a bit easier for them; less stress. The media wouldn't lose interest, but if W&K gave the impression they didn't care, it would make the chase less interesting and improve W&K's image.
As a comparison Roslyn check the cover of this week's "New Idea".

Nicole Kidman and husband papped swimming at Sydney's Balmoral beach last week and no fuss about it - (and yet both very aware of their public image and how to sell themselves always looking their best.)

Sun Lion.

(And I think the number of times Nicole has been photographed swimming in Sydney, this is a genuine paparazzi moment caught by those following them about, hoping for just such a chance - not a publicity setup.)
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:25 PM
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So "flattering photos" are ok are they?
From what I have watched on Australian TV, I think "flattering" here means that Kate was not naked or photographed doing anything controversial. Instead they are seen to be appropriately clothed, happy and showing affection, hence - flattering. Not the most appropriate use of that word, I grant you, not the most thought provoking shows either.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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AfricanAUSSIE your recent posts here, and on the other thread, make me smile.

You've lightened up a sometimes dire discussion that's going on.

Cheers and Thank You, Sun Lion.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:01 PM
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Thank you Sun Lion, glad to have made you smile
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:05 PM
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AfricanAUSSIE your recent posts here, and on the other thread, make me smile.

You've lightened up a sometimes dire discussion that's going on.

Cheers and Thank You, Sun Lion.
Quoting myself here, but I just thought after the above, and my Nicole Kidman comparison, maybe the Australian posters on this forum are more "relaxed" about these photos and those who are less relaxed about them are the British posters, and this is more about our national character - Nicole's approach vs William and Catherine's approach, are just reflections of Aussie vs English attitudes to such things. (Australian's are supposedly known for their easy-going ways.)

Certainly the Australian media were expressing a more dismissive attitude towards William and Catherine and "the Palace" on TV this morning, and weren't supportive of their case regards intrusion on their privacy.

And poor old Fleet Street was dismissed as once being able to "bite" where they are now only able to "gum".

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:57 PM
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Well I say ever since the topless photos came out, I think they are more sensistive to these pictures than they would be. I am sure with the passage of time they will be more relaxed over pics like this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:31 PM
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Well I say ever since the topless photos came out, I think they are more sensistive to these pictures than they would be. I am sure with the passage of time they will be more relaxed over pics like this.
Hi royalistbert - I hope so too.

Following this Chi/Mustique story around the internet this morning I've come across reports of Catherine being photographed smoking when she was in France last year - prior to pregancy of course.

The was a huge uproar in Australia last week when some-one well known here was photographed smoking while pregnant, with reports of the amount of money this person offered the photographer to hand her the photos so they wouldn't be published. (They were.)

Must be hard to have to deal with stress without this crutch/habit to fall back on, but hopefully Catherine is still young enough to get on top of this - she hasn't had a life-time with it's claws in her.

Cheers, Sun Lion.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:55 PM
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I fully supported them fighting tooth and nail over the France photos because that WAS a violation of privacy but having a (rumored) hissy fit over vacation photos when they're on a public beach? No, sorry. I don't like it, but if you're out in public, unfortunately it comes with the territory. Plenty of other celebrities get their images splashed all over magazines in their bikinis and swim trunks and the world hasn't ended. Now, if said photos had been taken of them inside their home without their knowledge, then I'd be behind their anger 100%.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:59 PM
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I fully supported them fighting tooth and nail over the France photos because that WAS a violation of privacy but having a (rumored) hissy fit over vacation photos when they're on a public beach? No, sorry. I don't like it, but if you're out in public, unfortunately it comes with the territory. Plenty of other celebrities get their images splashed all over magazines in their bikinis and swim trunks and the world hasn't ended. Now, if said photos had been taken of them inside their home without their knowledge, then I'd be behind their anger 100%.
Agreed, but I still think that being naked on a balcony (with an A+ celebrity status) is simply asking for it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:08 AM
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We'll have to agree to disagree, then.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:10 AM
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Saw the rumoured pic....they look very close and very fit indeed!

Anyway, I doubt the couple is angry over this. One just need to compare the statement issued after the topless pics were published and the statement now. The statement now is so mild. Some media outlets are just sensationalizing this IMO.
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