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Old 03-13-2006, 01:43 PM
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William, Harry, their Girlfriends and the Press

What are their relationship with the press? Some seem to think that William is the one who is shy in the public eye and in front of the press, while Harry is more open.
I think they both seem really reserved in public and very wary of the press (which obviously is understandable). Do you think that the public are getting little acces to the two princes in comparison to other young royals- i.e the Swedish siblings or as Prince Frederik/ Joachim and Felipe got when they were at Harry and Wills age?
It would be interesting to see yout wiews.
Old 03-13-2006, 03:29 PM
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I think they don't feel comfortable in front of the camara ( which is understandable) but what I think is that both of them should do more royal engagements and take a more active role so that they can be more comfortable in their role in the monarchy. I think there has been a hate built up towards the press in their view since their mother passed away. I think the Queen failed on this depaprtment bcuz they seem to disconnected from the people.
Old 03-13-2006, 04:36 PM
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I am not at all surprised that they are a little press shy. First of all, I would very well like having people following me around all of the time, but more importantly if you had seen the press they way they did, from watching their mother's volatile relationship with the media, well I wouldn't like them much either. But yes, eventually they will need to become more open with the media insofar as their royal duties are concerned, however until that time, I say let them be and live as much of a normal life as they possibly can given circumstances.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:53 PM
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For william and harry the relation for the press is very very hard, them see the relation of they mother with the media, and in some sence from them the press kill diana (of course, the press not was the ''unique'') , may be with the ''serius'' press is more easy, but I don't think that the relation with the paparazzis change in the future.
Today the world has embraced new royal Princesses in the form of Mary of Denmark and Maxima of the Netherlands. But it's questionable whether even these hugely popular, increasingly glamorous future Queens will ever capture the world's imagination in the same way as Diana.
As Mario acknowledges: "She really was a true Princess".
Old 03-13-2006, 11:50 PM
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well I wouldn't expect their relationship with the paparazzi to change all that much. There is a difference between the "official" press so to speak with which they will have to deal in carrying out their royal duties and the gossip rags who are only interested in predicting when they will be married, who they might be sleeping with, how often they go clubbing etc.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:27 AM
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when the brothers was young getting lots of pictures in his life.Because his mother the Princess Diana very famous taking pictures of her more hundred of her over and over of Diana's images.

After mother's death but William and Harry have hard times over the press since Diana's death and the press wont leave William and Harry alone since their mother's death.

the paparazzi still getting pictures of his mother all the times for 15 years since 1981-1997 but they wont stop it and Diana told press and leave her alone and she got really BIG pissed off from paparazzi and Diana got peace herself on vacation after her divorce from Prince Charles and Diana have found new lover before she death and Diana told press and she would leave England to lived in USA for rest of her life!

the brothers still more upset of their paparazzi taking lots of pictures since their mother's death in 1997 but they wont help it and getting cover of magazine all the times every month and everyday but Diana's brother would handles it about paparazzi.

the brothers got interview with press about his life before and after college and going to army,dating with his girlfriend.

in 2001 Prince William got back-off from press about his late mother's new books and he told press about what happened everythings this books of his late mother's private secretary did publish that books also but the brothers would need to have attack of ex-butler Paul Butler about his late mother but its too late! but the ex-butler Paul Butler did publish that books also about his boss Princess Diana and she called him "the rocks" but the brothers really big pissed off for that!
Old 03-16-2006, 01:53 AM
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I think they feel comfortable in front of the press. They just don't feel comfortable talking about their private lives and don't want to make a mistake in answering a question or seem dim-witted with an answer. They don't seem to stutter, which is a sure sign of discomfort. Especially Harry. He seems real energetic and anxious to move on to a favorite pastime. William has a serious agenda. Say a lot with saying a little and getting on with it, so he can move on to whatever he wants to do. It comes with the job.
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When you look at some of the video footage e.g. the sun, it doesn't appear that motorcycle paps were following PW and Kate Middleton. PW and Kate Middleton knew the paps are usually at Maliki and Boujis and they went anyway. If Kate and PW doesn't want to be photographed then why don't they just go ahead and pose for the photographer or better yet stop going to places where they know the paps are.
Old 10-06-2007, 01:08 AM
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The fact is that a tighter leash needs to be put on the paparazzi. No one should deny them their chance to take a photo, but they need to be reined in if their actions are creating a dangerous situation. High speed car chases in a crowded city street while their lightbulbs are continuously flashing need to be prohibited. Not just for the safety of the pursued, but also the other innocent drivers. Even a mob outside a club could face serious danger in a push/shove situation. I don't think that it was necessarily the smartest idea for William and Kate to go to such a pap hot spot either, but I can't deny them their right to go to their friends club without potentially incurring bodily injury. Whether or not anyone likes Kate, she is still a private citizen. She should have the freedom to go wherever she likes no matter how much some people think she is asking for trouble. It's not the point. She is entitled to the same protection from danger as anyone else is.

As for William stumbling drunk outside the club, well, I haven't seen a photo of that for some months, has anyone else? He's hardly a fall down drunk, then. He's just a young man who enjoys the party scene. Most of the 25 yr old boys I knew did the same thing before they settled down, and they still managed to get up the next day and attend to whatever responsibilities that they had. The two actions don't have to be mutually exclusive. I have seen significantly more photos of him in the past few months at official functions than clubbing, so he must be doing some work. Remember, and we could all debate this to the moon and back, William is not yet an officially "paid for" royal. He does not receive a direct payment from the civil list. He benefits from his father's money, his mother's inheritance and his army pay, which, honestly, I think we would be hard pressed to find a soldier that doesn't go out on a tear every now and then. Let William enjoy himself now while he can. His life will be far more restrictive as he gets older than any of ours will be.
Old 10-06-2007, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ladyinwaiting View Post
When you look at some of the video footage e.g. the sun, it doesn't appear that motorcycle paps were following PW and Kate Middleton. PW and Kate Middleton knew the paps are usually at Maliki and Boujis and they went anyway. If Kate and PW doesn't want to be photographed then why don't they just go ahead and pose for the photographer or better yet stop going to places where they know the paps are.
In addition, there are reports in reputable papers that the vehicle in which Kate and William were traveling in left the club only to return a few minutes later, stop in front of the club and in front of the paps, and then drive off again. Talk about taunting the press. I don't know what kind of game William is playing at, but I think he has made a serious mistake going on this outing.
Old 10-06-2007, 12:40 PM
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prince william and kate complaints against paps..

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Old 10-06-2007, 12:47 PM
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The Royalist - Press Complaints Commission Reacts To William & Kate Paparazzi Chase
Old 10-06-2007, 01:03 PM
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This is a very tough situation. I can understand arguments on all sides, despite my very strong opinion.
Old 10-06-2007, 01:08 PM
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i think the couple has all the right to complain. william deserves a normal youth as any other young man of his age.
Old 10-06-2007, 01:13 PM
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I find it both ironic and depressing that the paparazzi engaged in an unsafe chase of the couple the same week as the inquisition into Diana's accident. Unfortunately,
these photographers make a lot of money selling these pictures and add to that that they don't have the sense to see that they are totally out of control! William and Kate can't go out in public without being photographed by the paparazzi-swarms;is another accident going to happen?
Old 10-06-2007, 03:10 PM
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If they go out to a club...what do they expect? The paps live at those places...just like Hollywood stars know not to shop on Robertson Blvd. or go to The Ivy unless they want to be photographed...
Old 10-08-2007, 07:08 AM
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As I write this, I'm listening to a phone in on a London based radio station which is all about this very topic. I phoned in and the response was a flood of calls agreeing with me. Now, that's personally very satisfying but it's a rather dark omen for the Windsors when it seems more and more people are reaching the opinion that there's something fundamentally wrong with William.

William claims that the press were insensitive to hound him the way they did when there's an inquest into his mother's death going on. Well what the hell was he doing in a nightclub if it means that much to him? Whilst a jury are watching footage of her last moments, William is bopping at Boujis so in my opinion, he hasn't got a leg to stand on. Secondly, if he's back with Kate then for goodness sake, pose for one picture and then get in the car. If he did that, the press complaints commission would be more likely to be sympathetic but let's look at the case against William.

William says it's wrong that when an inquest taking place about his mother's death, the press should mob him. Yet William isn't taking part in the inquest, hasn't made a statement about it and is going to nightclubs and getting drunk whilst it goes on. So he obviously doesn't give a monkeys about the inquest. The claim that they should leave him alone, in my opinion, is complete penguin poo. By going to Boujis, he encouraged the press. By walking out with Kate, he encouraged the press.

It seems to be the case that William wants to go to nightclubs every week, he wants to go with Kate but he doesn't want it to be reported. We see photographs of him looking gawky and silly, falling about and generally making an ass of himself and so that's the image the media pander to. However, he then tries to play the humanitarian, caring Prince which doesn't match and seems to be all too familiar. It must be a family trait. William lives a life of priveledge, he isn't working, he doesn't have a goal in life at the moment other than to be the spare yet he has the opportunity to make himself a real asset to the House of Windsor. Instead, he moans like a girl when the press take pictures of him - he's the future King for heavens sake, the press want a photograph.

Of course there's give and take. William should pose for one photo when he goes out and the press should be satisfied with that. Now that won't happen because neither side will give. William wants the celebrity lifestyle without the work. And I'm looking at him as a celebrity because he isn't a working Royal, but unlike most celebrities, I'm paying for this one. William can't piggy back off his mother's angelic image anymore - he better show he's got some real substance and some real metal to him or he'll get a very nasty shock.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:14 AM
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The paparrazzi over there are over the line. I hope Prince William and Kate Middleton continue to use every legal means to keep the paparrazzi on the defensive and keep the issue in the public eye. They have a right to go to a club and not have their car chased down the road. The same thing happened to their mother 10 years ago, her car was chased down the road, the drunk driver crashed trying to elude them, the paparrazzi hovered over the steaming car wreck which contained Diana and the other passengers and snapped photos of her as she lay dying.
D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G. People were outraged then. But as I knew, the outrage would be short-lived.

So it's business as usual for the vulture paparrazzi: satisfy the public who want "new Pics!!" "By any means necessary." Including chasing William and Kate's car down the road on their way away from a club. This has NOTHING to do with William or Kate's character, or lack of job, or immaturity, or too much partying.

This poor behavior by the press is all about making a buck off of feeding the preying eyes of an insatiable public. It's not William's morals I question.
Old 10-08-2007, 07:17 AM
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Posts: 1,649 always your posts are interesting and i love reading them. my response is that i think william fully expects, or at least he should, to be photographed/written about but what he hates is the "mob" thing. would that be a realistic to you?
Old 10-08-2007, 07:19 AM
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They are over the line yes, but William and Kate are acting like morons too. Why can't they just pose for a picture? Joan Crawford always posed for the press and they respected the barrier and never got intrusive. It's a matter of playing the game and William really needs to grow up. The press aren't feeding the public, we're more concerned with taxes I assure you. We couldnt care less if we don't see a drunk posh boy on every front page, but I sort of think it is a matter of concern when someone we pay to live in luxury acts like a childish school boy. Ask any member of the British public if they want 'new pics' and they'll say no.
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