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Old 09-13-2012, 06:32 PM
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Catherine & William: 'Closer' magazine and breach of privacy: September 2012

I'm not sure if this should go in William or Kate's thread. It kind of concerns them both, so I'll post it here. Closer Magazine has published topless photos of Kate sunbathing during their vacation in France last week.

French magazine set to provoke outrage by claiming it will print topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge captured during private holiday last month | Mail Online
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:44 PM
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If it is true, there has to be a point when one of them says "So What!". There are cameras that can take your picture through a window from 1/2 mile away. If at the time you had a reasonable expectation of privacy, so what. The middle of an estate in France. Really people, Really?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:49 PM
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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?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:49 PM
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LOL. It sure beats tan lines when you are wearing a long gown!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:21 PM
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Good grief. That is totally pathetic.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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I'm not sure if this should go in William or Kate's thread. It kind of concerns them both, so I'll post it here. Closer Magazine has published topless photos of Kate sunbathing during their vacation in France last week.

French magazine set to provoke outrage by claiming it will print topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge captured during private holiday last month | Mail Online
A slow news day, I see. Good grief!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:45 PM
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If this is true, it's a hideous invasion of her privacy and a horrible thing to do. There's no reason on earth she shouldn't sunbathe topless on private property on a vacation with her husband if she chooses to do so:
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:46 PM
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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 that´s 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, wasn´t it? And they were in France.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:54 PM
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They weren't on a yacht. They were on a private estate. The magazine states that the photos were taken on the terrace of a guest house in Luberon.

The pictures were a total invasion of their privacy. According to the palace, William and Kate were told about the photos this morning and they're upset. The palace said that they are considering legal action.

As for William's schedule, doesn't he get a few days off in between shifts? They were only on vacation for 3 days, so it's not like he couldn't go between his shifts.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:03 AM
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I seriously hope this report about the topless photos of Catherine isn't true. She don't deserve to be treated like this.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:13 AM
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No one deserves to be treated like that, if the truth were told. If this incident is indeed true, then it's a rather big breach in respecting their privacy. They were on a holiday (which was a smart move before their tour, during which they're running like chickens with their heads cut off not only from engagement to engagement, but also from country to country), and there's no need to publish (or take for that matter) any pictures of them. It's their time, and not the public's.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:47 AM
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Geez! Cant they do anything about this? Come on, I swear the paparazzi will do anything for money! Its disgusting I tell you. What a stupid comment about how publishing the photos Harry wont feel alone now. What an idiotic thing to say! I swear sometimes these people need to be challenged in court or fined or SOMETHING! I know its freedom of the press but, really? Grrrrrr.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:20 AM
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I think these next few days will be a big test of resilience for both Kate and William. There's no hiding place stuck in the middle of an overseas tour which has been going very well, and knowing that this will dominate media interest rather than the tour itself. No way can they show their feelings, just smile their way through each engagementI. I heard this morning on a news report that William and his aids are very interested in the rulings made in favour of Princess Caroline, but the damage is done and they need to show they have the inner strength to carry on regardless.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:04 AM
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If true, think she should have kept her top on.
No topless sunbathing for the future queen of england. Outdoors especcially in the Provence after the toekissing pictures of fergie, perhaps somewhere else on a yacht in the middle of nowhere.

They do have a hippie attitude about their bodies, Harry nude in Vegas a little while ago.
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Poor Kate, she must be so devastated; I hope they do sue, the bastards need to be taught that some things are not for sell.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:11 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.
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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.

As regards the laws in France. I'm not a lawyer, but I do not know if the veranda of an hotel, (or house to hire) could be considered a private area.
20 years ago, the then husband of Pcs Stephanie, was cought having sex with a sexstar, outside a villa. The pictures made the tour of the world, and even IF against the law, they made their catastrophy. Stephanie has divorced.
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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.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:43 AM
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It's time they prosecute the photo taker and the magazine publishing the photos -according to the link below it is a crime in France to take the photographs and it's a crime to publish them. Maybe the money won't seem so important to these vermin if a few of them spend a year in jail cooling their heels.
French Legislation on Privacy - France in the United States/ Embassy of France in Washington
Utterly despicable and disgusting invasion of privacy, IMO.
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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.

As regards the laws in France. I'm not a lawyer, but I do not know if the veranda of an hotel, (or house to hire) could be considered a private area.
20 years ago, the then husband of Pcs Stephanie, was cought having sex with a sexstar, outside a villa. The pictures made the tour of the world, and even IF against the law, they made their catastrophy. Stephanie has divorced.
They weren't in a hotel, they were in the private house of William's second cousin, Viscount Linley. Apparently numerous members of the royal family have holidayed there without the press even knowing they were there.

These pictures were taken from a considerable distance, on a long lense and William and Kate obviously didn't know they were there.

If Kate can't take her top off while on private property in a remote estate in a country with notoriously strict privacy laws, she can't take her top off anywhere. Kate will obviously have to start wearing a bikini or swimming costume in the bath or shower, given that a member of staff or the postman or some pap with a long lense might snap a picture of her and it's apparently fair game.
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