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Old 09-14-2012, 05:00 AM
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take legal action over topless photos | UK News | Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to take legal action after discovering over breakfast today that a French magazine has published topless photographs of Kate.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:05 AM
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IF it is true, it is EXTREMELY stupid from Kate's side, and I can't believe it. Since 10 years now she knows very well that she is constantly pursued by papz, she should NEVER reduce her attention. The veranda of an hotel's room, is NOT a safe place, and W+K know it very well, so I think it is not true. She can not let herself topless in a veranda, IMPOSSIBLE.
Anyway, IF it is true we shall see the pics.
She was on a 650 acre private estate owned by her husband's cousin alone with her husband. The photos were taken w/ a long lens.
Was Sophie stupid for being photographed years before she met Prince Edward while goofing around on holiday when they published her topless photo?
Was Diana stupid for working out in a gym when they drilled holes in the wall and published crotch shots?
Was prosecutor Marcia Clark stupid for vacationing in Europe and being topless on a beach and seeing her 10 yr. old topless photos published in the middle of the OJ Simpson murder trial?
Of course William was outraged, he witnessed the impact the papparrazi had on his mother.
Kate Middleton topless photographs: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 'furious' over Closer Magazine publication | Mail Online
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:07 AM
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St. James's Palace has issued a statement:

Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner.

The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so.

Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.

Officials acting on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to The Duke and Duchess.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:10 AM
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This could have been any princess that we all love, Mary Mm, Charlene etc. The pictures emphasize a bigger issue and its not privacy. We love all of these women who in essence give up their anonymous lives to devote themselves to a country. When in all of that do they stop being human, because that is how people act like they have ceased to be human. We get to share their joys and sorrows and all of their triumphs, do we have to share in their bodyparts as well?? Catherine is a human being not an object. This breach of privacy is a lack of respect, which stems from the dehumanization of all of these lovely women. They're objects.
Clotheshorses stories photo opportunities.
Maybe I'm getting too deep.
I couldn't agree more. But what is the best way to respond? Through the courts? It is interesting that in Liverpool, citizens stopped buying The Sun because of the way they reported the Hillsborough tragedy and it is still the case apparently. Would that Closer magazine had the same treatment . A pipe dream I know.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:16 AM
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An unusually strongly-worded statement from St. James's Palace on this saying the royals have "every expectation of privacy at a remote private house". That their privacy was invaded in a "grotesque and unjustifiable manner reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales".

The Palace are apparently also suggesting that the pap who took these photos was most likely trespassing on private property in order to do so.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:20 AM
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The editor Laurence Pieau's actions are deplorable. She is pathetic.
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http://egotastic.com/photos/kate-mid...oser-magazine/
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:35 AM
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Jeez, the paparazzi won't stop, won't they?

Are they trying to make Catherine look bad? How? Plenty of European women go topless while sunbathing, even in private. How is she any different?
How is the future Queen of England any different
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:36 AM
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These photos were offered to the British press for sale over the last few days and they all refused to touch them. When the British press refuse to publish something for privacy reasons, it's obvious we're talking about a breach of privacy in the grossest sense possible.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:40 AM
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Having looked at the photos thou, is it really Catherine ???
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:53 AM
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St. James's Palace have apparently confirmed that the photos are genuine.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:04 AM
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This is just a disgrace. If these people can't expect privacy while on a private estate (which is apparently extremely secluded and private) belonging to one of their family members, where can they expect privacy?

I also thought that France was supposedly passionate about the privacy of individuals, even those who are in the public eye? Evidently this is not the case when it comes to British royals.

Nicholas Witchell is on the BBC right now reporting from Kuala Lumpur and says that he's never seen royal officials so angry as they are right now. William, in particular, is apparently outraged, which is probably not surprising given his disdain for the press even before this.
Dear EIIR,please don't include France or French people in this affair.
This is not a French-British affair.The only responsible of this are the magazine staff and the one who has taken the pics
Even before this affair,I always considered this particular magazine stupid and rubbish.For me,the readers of Closer are silly teenagers or brainless people or with low cultural backgrounds.But,here Closer staff also proved to be really vicious since they published those pics while William and Catherine are visiting muslim countries.I noticed that the reactions of french people on the internet are very critical and negative towards closer.
I don't like when the aim of a magazine is to create scandals and bring disgrace on people whoever they are.
Moreover,I don't understand all this fuss around Catherine topless pics.It will be a scandal if she was totally naked.She was on a private property and has the right to sunbath topless.If I want to sunbath topless in my property and my neighbour takes pics of me,imagine who is acting illegaly.
I wonder how this magazine has not yet financial problems given the fact that few people had taken legal actions against them.
I will be really happy if this magazine has to pay big financial compensations to Catherine and others.This kind of magazines are brainwashing certain category of people and are letting them rot in sub culture.
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If people would stop buying the magazines that publish these sorts of things they'd not have much of a market to sell them.

When Diana was killed I stopped buying any sort of magazine (including the popular People here) that publishes these sorts of things/articles.


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Old 09-14-2012, 06:29 AM
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Of course, the journalists should leave them alone, but in any case Kate should go on , as she is a nice young woman and was with her husband, nothing wrong there and much fuss about nothing.
It's disgusting to penetrate in somebody's life and then make one's fortune on selling others' private moments.
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are these suppose to be the pics? it doesnt look like kate to me.
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I can't believe anyone would suggest that HRH is at fault here. She was on a private estate on a private holiday. It's clear that she couldn't even see the photographer. Absolutely disgusting on the part of this magazine and a sad comment on the mentality of those who buy this rubbish.
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I hope they sue this ratty magazine out of existence. Take them for every single penny they have.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:15 AM
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In the picture I saw on Closer she seems to be in a yacht, no invation of privacy at all if thatīs the case. What I found annoying from the beginning, as I said in another thread, is that they took another vacation. I think that the excuse for not attending the paralympics was that he was supposed to be "working" on the base, wasnīt it? And they were in France.
They went away for 2 days. How is that a vacation? I go away for 2 days, but certainly do not consider that a vacation, it's a weekend off. That's it, nothing more. The 2 days they went away for were probably a "weekend off" for William from his SAR duties.

Plus, knowing how frugal they can be, they probably got their travel tickets, I assume plane tickets, at a really good rate and they stayed at the Queen's nephew's house so didn't pay a hotel bill. If the same opportunity presented itself to me, I'd jump at it too.
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There might be one more reason why the obscure 'Closer' magazine was the only taker:
I see a blurry line around the most delicate area in most of the pics and actually think that at least some were manipulated digitally by airbrushing the bikini top out.

IMO any lament about 'France doesn't protect British royals' is quite nonsensical - a paparazzi on the job could have taken the pics in any place on this planet, and the only ones who might protect Royals totally from incidents like this happening is their own security staff.
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Wow, must be so upsetting to oneself's photos on papers like that. I feel sorry for her :(
She was on a private estate and on a private holiday, it's clearly invasion of privacy but Kate is a public figure and I think she should have considered the possible presence of paparazzis. I'm sure she will be more carefull next time.
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