It has happened again. The gossip mag Her & Nu this week writes about photos of our Marie tanning herself on a beach at Saint Tropez. She was topless but lying on her belly, however at some point she raised herself on her elbows exposing most of her breasts and that's when a waiting paparazzi took the photos.
The magazine Her & nu has not brought the photo, and it's very questionable if they ever will.
The court has declined to comment on whether the court will take action and perhaps via the courts demand the photos being removed.
- Perhaps a French member can tell us about the French laws on privacy?
- It is of course a mistake by Marie. For all celebs and royals the second you are no longer inside or in a fenced off area a camera may be pointing at you. And a beach at Saint Tropez of all places...
It is not the first time members of the DRF have been photographed in the buff. It has happened with Frederik at Chateau Cayz, where Frederik jumped into a local river - with the future of the realm in full view...
And for PH as well, he was standing at the chateau, also in the buff.
It will IMO hardly cause an outcry here in DK, more likely a chuckle. But of course if the photos are published somewhere they will naturally be in circulation because people are curious.
So poor Marie will have to bear the embarrassment and live with it.
It's a Dutch image library, Hollandse Hoogte, that is in possession of the photos of Marie. The photos were sold to them by a French photo agency, E-Press Photo.
The Dutch manager of Hollandse Hoogte, Bas van Beek, says to BT that they didn't even know it was Marie because they hadn't studied the photos.
Hollandse Hoogte represent (sell for) E-Press Photo in the Netherlands, but it is not known who, if any, represent E-Press Photo in Denmark. None of the major picture libraries in DK co-operate with E-Press Photo and if offered the photos they will not buy them anyway.
Bas van Beek says that if the photos had depicted a member of the Dutch royal family, the pictures would be destroyed. Otherwise it might very well have consequences.
But doesn't Hollandse Hoogte have a moral responsibility for not selling such intrusive paparazzi photos? - Well, yeah. But there is good money in such photos. (That's not exactly his reply, but is sure was what he meant!)
So the photos are still for sale...
Hollandse Hoogte has told Ekstra Bladet that the photos of Marie will be deleted.