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Old 09-15-2012, 04:26 PM
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Given Prince William's attitude toward the media, this may the last straw and he may serious limit interviews.
He could continue royal appearances without uttering a word to the press. Just smile and wave.
I won't be at all surprised if that were the case. The press has no idea when or where to stop (especially the gossip rags), and if one doesn't put a strong limit, one may end up with something like this on his/her hands. What I do wonder is; will this type of move accomplish anything positive, or make people think that William is too aloof and arrogant to share his life with everyone else, since he is after all a royal and depends on the public's good opinion to keep his future 'job' secure.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:33 PM
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Honestly? I almost wonder the opposite- if perhaps they'll realize the strategy of keeping Kate isolated from the press drives up demand for pictures. I almost think she may begin to grant interviews to media outlets that treat her respectfully so that they become allies and it's not just Cambridges vs. press
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:38 PM
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The Italian magazine is publishing a 26-page special dedicated to these pictures apparently.

The Irish Daily Star newspaper has also published the pictures today. That publication is a joint venture with the company who owns the British Daily Star, whose owners have now said that they will end the joint venture as they don't support the IDS decision to publish the pictures. I'd guess that'll mean the end of the Irish Daily Star .

I'm not surprised with the Irish press who'll always take any opportunity to embarrass a member of the British royal family.
I was sorry to read your opinion EIIR, I really didn't realise the Irish Press had a bad reputation. We like to think Ireland is a place people in the public eye can come to escape the attention. Any member of the BRF who has visited has been warmly welcomed. The press here never made "Fergie bashing" a national sport, and both herself and Diana received very positive coverage. The younger generation don't get much press, either positive or negative. For what it's worth I hope it is the end of the Daily Star, there was no justification for publishing those photos.
Sorry for going a bit off topic.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:53 PM
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I have a funny personal anecdote about the Irish press that isn't bad. My sister was one of the American delegates to the rose of Tralee pageants a few years ago and the tabloid stories on the contestants were hilarious. We always quote them back to her over family dinners

Nothing we saw was malicious in that case, just sensationalized.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:55 PM
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I do understand the freedom of the press thing but this was a total violation of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge privacy. No one should have their privacy violated when they are on private property, this also apply for the royals too.

I'm sure William & Catherine are upset but they don't seem to allowing this situation to ruin their Jubilee Tour. They have a job to do and their doing it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:00 PM
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Haven't seen the pix but apparently William is in some of them as well. Were they possibly hanging by a pool? Now this is reminiscent of the pix of Diana pregnant and in a bikini.
I wouldn't be surprised if William stopped doing interviews; but haven't the British press been respectful about this?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:01 PM
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I think there doing this to show can Kate and William handle the heat. Can they rule a kingdom. Or will they break. Trust me there going to be more hardships to come this is just the beginning.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:04 PM
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They know this is a part of their life. They should just smile and wave and ignore the nonsense. They know that there are serious terrible things going on in the world, as in the Middle East, and their topless exposure is nothing serious. I have not seen the pictures, though. I wonder why it is assumed we have all seen them. Are we all supposed to be interested in seeing these?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:10 PM
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There are more intimate pictures of kate and will but they didn't want to release them I guess what there trying to say is that "this is nothing kate your lucky it would've of being worse". I think it's sad but still you have to move on it will take time.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:16 PM
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They know this is a part of their life. They should just smile and wave and ignore the nonsense. They know that there are serious terrible things going on in the world, as in the Middle East, and their topless exposure is nothing serious. I have not seen the pictures, though. I wonder why it is assumed we have all seen them. Are we all supposed to be interested in seeing these?
Yes, on the grand scheme of things their 'topless exposure' is not a big deal, however, on a personal level, I'd say it's pretty big. Their private moments got photographed, for all the world to see (even if some haven't seen these, myself included, it's still there to view, if one chose to do such). They have the right to be upset, furious, livid, etc., and I bet that if you were in their shoes, you won't be sitting and talking about the fact that things in the Middle East are a big deal, and the invasion of your privacy is nothing to care or worry about.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:17 PM
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There are more intimate pictures of kate and will but they didn't want to release them I guess what there trying to say is that "this is nothing kate your lucky it would've of being worse". I think it's sad but still you have to move on it will take time.
I think it's more like their way of blackmailing them. "We are going to post these pictures and if your people take action we have worse pictures we could put out there". I've seen some of the pictures and it's just her taking off her top to sunbathe - I wouldn't be happy if there were pictures of me topless out there but hardly scandalous.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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Of course it works! It succeeded, didn't it?
That photographer can probably retire on the profits from those pics.The lawsuit won't mean a thing; these rags think it's a slow week if someone isn't suing!
And all the screaming and yelling and lawsuits won't change the fact that the pictures are on the Internet and everyone has seen them by now. So what difference who publishes them at this point?
Well ... If this is the case, then fuming over this matter is pathetic. It is the way things are done in the enlightened countries. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge should deal with it. As shocking as Ms. Seward's opinion might be on the subject, I tend to agree with her.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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Ya exactly you nailed it. I wouldn't be happy either she represents a Country for god's sake GREAT BRITIAN YOU KNOW LOL
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:35 PM
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Ugh.... as I was reading this thread, I glanced at my TV and across the bottom of CNN scrolls "Italian magazine Chi to publish royal photos".

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Both Closer and Chi are owned by Silvio Berlesconi, the former Italian PM, so I don't think we should expect much in the way of integrity, descency or journalistic ethics (if such things even exist anymore).
Thanks for clarifying that. Sounds like this Berlesconi went to the Murdoch School of Journalism and Sabotage Tactics.

I don't think we're ever going to see either William or Kate rant out about this incident but they will for sure have the best litigators on the case as they can get. Just the fact that this Berlesconi clown is going to release a 26 page edition of Chi AFTER his Closer has been notified of pending charges against them for publishing the ones that they did. This man is dangerous if you ask me and it really surprises me that he at one time was PM of Italy. Makes Murdoch look like Piers Morgan or Anderson Cooper.
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I see nothing pathetic about getting upset over having topless photos of them published. And no one should have to get over having their privacy violated.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:36 PM
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A mile away. You can barely even see the house from that distance, much less the occupants. The photographer used a zoom lens to get those photos. He invaded their privacy and the magazine broke the law by publishing them.
I won't say that what the photographer did was morally right, because it wasn't. But he/she is a person earning a living and it's all about money. Yes, the photographer used a zoom lense. And William and Kate have never heard of zoom lenses in 2012? Of course, their privacy was invaded but they need to realize that they do not have any privacy unless they are on one of the royal estates where photographers cannot get to them. That may not be right or fair, but it's reality. The press has a great deal of power and threatening them or suing them is not the way to go.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:36 PM
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I don't think this is that simple. She's accepted that she has no privacy in her day to day life and that she will never again be able to run into a store or walk on the street without photographers chronicling it. What I think is so wrong about this is the idea that she also deserves no expectation of privacy in her very private life. It's been repeated ad nauseam, but this was a private house, surrounded by private land and she was alone with her husband, and the photographer was half a mile away. The idea that she should chalk up this invasion to a routine thing she just has to expect is incredibly unfair.

Yes, she's a public figure. No, that doesn't mean she should have to give up every moment of her life to worrying that someone is going to spy on her and share it with the world:
Was trying to find the words to reply to your post last night, but then came across this article which pretty much sums it up. I still say I am surprised she took the risk but I do hope she finds the strength to get through this.
Duchess of Cambridge Closer photos: Kate Middleton was daft to allow paparazzi to get so close | Mail Online
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:40 PM
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"William and Kate have never heard of zoom lenses in 2012?"

I totally agree Kakieanne. However they do have the right to sue and so they should. I really am surprised she took the risk as with the position Kate is in, these things will come back and haunt her for years to come
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I just think there is more bigger issues to come. Thank god the queen is still alive and has being in similar situations if she wasn't alive they would all be running around with there head chopped off like chickens
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They have no privacy they will never have privacy in less the queen decides no more magazines or pr stunts whatever you wanna call it and is like lets move to dictatorship. Anything that's released has to be approved by the queen. Can you imagine what would happen
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