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Old 02-02-2012, 02:09 PM
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Im shocked that there was someone there taking pictures. I was under the impression that the island was private. It must be that someone who lives there must have taken the pictures. It wouldnt surprise me since some people know that if you can get pictures like that you can get alot of money for them. Its either that or maybe a photographer bribed someone on the island. I wouldnt blame William or Catherine if they are furious, I would be too.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:41 PM
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I just don't see how fuzzy, grainy photos of people on holiday can constitute an "exclusive". OK, so they COULD be William and Kate in Mustique or so we are lead to believe or they COULD be royal lookalikes walking about in Margate! At the end of the day, the photographer will have been paid a few quid for a set of dreadful photos.
I wonder how many photographers scrambles to Afghanistan to catch glimpses of Prince Harry? Not many I bet!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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O.k. you could be right but it sure looks like them to me. some of the pictures are grainy but you can clearly see that it is them on the other pictures. It is clear that James is there and Pippa. And Im sorry but it sure looks like Catherine and William to me. At the end of the day someone got paid to get these pictures and unfortunately it shows that no matter how private they would like their time together to be, I doubt they will ever be able to have it.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:31 PM
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Im shocked that there was someone there taking pictures. I was under the impression that the island was private. It must be that someone who lives there must have taken the pictures. It wouldnt surprise me since some people know that if you can get pictures like that you can get alot of money for them. Its either that or maybe a photographer bribed someone on the island. I wouldnt blame William or Catherine if they are furious, I would be too.
I am with you on this,they should be allowed to have some privacy at least when they are on holiday.As long as people look at this pictures they will be worth a lot of money and the paparazzi hunt will go on...they could file a lawsuit but maybe they have stopped caring about being photographed?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:01 PM
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I know that they used to do photo calls on vacation. Why don't they do that anymore? I think it's a good compromise and a way to keep the press in check.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:07 PM
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Are you guys kidding me? It's them, if you can't tell with the beach photos you can so tell in the ones of them boarding the plane.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:16 PM
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I know that they used to do photo calls on vacation. Why don't they do that anymore? I think it's a good compromise and a way to keep the press in check.
Mustique is a private island. There on not supposed to be any press on the island. They were suppose dto have been left in peace to relax without having to worry that some eager cameraman was snapping pics.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:28 PM
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I know that they used to do photo calls on vacation. Why don't they do that anymore? I think it's a good compromise and a way to keep the press in check.
Because they don't work. The British press goes to the photo call and then leaves them alone. The foreign (non-british) press go to the photo call and continue to follow them around. The foreign press are free to ignore any kind of deal and they do so. So in effect, a photo call does not give them the privacy they deserve and restricts access to their own country's press.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:28 PM
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Most likely it was either a photographer whose sole purpose was to get a picture of the Middletons, Kate and William. OR someone who was also on vacation who took the pics and made some money. And since there are not that many pics of them on this particular vacation, I would imagine they made a pretty penny.

I tell you, in this new internet/no one has privacy/let me make a quick buck age that we live in....this probably made a quick couple of thousand for the person who sold this.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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Richard Palmer said on twitter that one of Will and Kate's staff told him that they had been absolutely 'hounded' the whole time they were in Mustique. If they can't get any privacy on a closed off private island they're not going to get it anywhere.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:50 PM
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What makes me chuckle is if this was someone not media-related taking these pictures and who can afford to vacation on a private island, he or she shouldn't need the money, I would think, but, hey, I guess in this economy every little bit helps!
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I've seen a few pics of Prince Harry in Afghanistan with his fellow soldiers. Of course, the whole story would have been a secret and only the royals would have known about it until some big mouthed American who knew the story was secret decided that every one in the world needed to know about H's duty in the Mideast. I saw something on 'GMA' today that I didn't like. It was a picture of William with a wreath somewhere in the Falklands and the caption under the picture was 'The Conqueror'. The guy telling the story snickered as he was telling it. I don't think serving your country in what could turn into dangerous situation should be treated like a joke. In times like this, conflicts do not discriminate between royal or commoner.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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Um I believe it was a German or Australian who reported that Harry was in a war zone, not an American.
BTW these supposed "great photos" are too damn grainy and pathetic to be newsworthy.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:06 PM
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The Duke of Cambridge arrives in the Falkland Islands, while the Duchess had a private meeting with addicts at the charity, Action on Addiction, of which she is a patron.

William looks determined as he arrives in the Falklands
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:22 PM
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Um I believe it was a German or Australian who reported that Harry was in a war zone, not an American.
The first report was made by an Austrailian magazine, true. But that report was largely ignored, for several weeks, until picked up by the Drudge Report. At that point, the report went viral and the rest is history.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:16 PM
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The Duke of Cambridge arrives in the Falkland Islands, while the Duchess had a private meeting with addicts at the charity, Action on Addiction, of which she is a patron.

William looks determined as he arrives in the Falklands
The caption to the article in the Telegraph is inaccurate as the article is headed "Tensions increase as Duke arrives in Falklands". That could be because the Telegraph got it's hand smacked for misleading the public. The photo is an old publicity shot of him in a Sea King helicopter. I don't believe any photo's of his arrival would, if taken, be released at this time.

Releasing any such photos would definitely up the political ante and I don't think the BRF would approve of Prince William being "used" in such a way. I think it would be a brave Prime Minister that "annoyed" the Queen in such a way at any time let alone during her Diamond Jubilee Year and so close to the actual anniversary! I think she would find a way to ensure that he, and Parliament, would know that "We are not amused".
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:17 AM
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Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Columnists :: Prince William and Kate should take lead from the Queen
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:30 PM
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I would sympathize with the reporter more if this situation related to the current Heir Apparent. However, we're dealing with the Heir Presumptive, and there's no reason to have every single detail of his life on display at this time. He can put privacy before 'serving his people' at this time, because he's not anywhere near the throne. Plus, he serves his people pretty darn well as a search and rescue pilot and by supporting good causes. It should be enough for the time being. Knowing the name of his and his wife's dog is not 'serving the people', it's being a nosy busy body.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:19 PM
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I don't understand why it is so important to know the dog's name.

But what pub pictures was she talking about?
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:08 PM
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I don't understand why it is so important to know the dog's name.
Agreed. I think of it this way, if everybody knew the dog's name, who's to say some sleazy paparrazi (or anyone for that matter) wouldn't purposely call the puppy over if it was let out, took the puppy and then say "I found your puppy" just to meet them, take pictures, or whatever. I mean, not the best example of a reason why we don't know the puppy's name (and this isn't William's first dog - a dog who's name was known but eludes me), but people be crazy, right?
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