Skip to comments.Palace to file criminal complaint over Kate pics
Posted on 09/16/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
Lawyers for Britain's royal family will make a criminal complaint against the photographer who took pictures of Prince William's wife Kate sunbathing topless in the south of France, William's office said Sunday.
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If your name is in papers... it’s a bad idea to go topless in public.
Who cares about this nothing event?
Billy, Chuck, Lizzy and Kate need to lighten-up and get over it without running to the courts.
Except that it wasn’t in public. Even Royals have some expectation that there are limits to violations of their privacy. This is getting ridiculous.
Wasn’t in public? Since when is there privacy on the open water?
She was on a balcony of a villa in France. The photographer apparently had to sneak onto the grounds in order to take the pic.
The bigger issue is that security should have stopped the guy from getting onto the grounds of the estate.
This thread is useless without pics!
Kate seems to be handling it well. Maybe the rest of the royal family should follow her lead.
The best thing she could do is just come out in public and say, “They’re boobs. Half the population has them. Get over it.”
I saw some of the pictures.
In all honesty, there is one where she appears to be looking directly at the camera and smiling at the photographer.
“a reasonable expectation of privacy should just be a matter of common decency.”
Yes. It should. - These papparazzi have high powered lens and telescopic ones that get more powerful every day. No one could conceal anything much from them. - Lately, the royals have been given some hard lessons in the depravity and greed of their tabloids. - It is shameful.
Maybe I’m just old. I’ve done my fair share of suntanning in my life but never felt the need to let the girls pop out.
IMHO these people are just media whores. As an American, I have no need for Royalty. I thought that’s what we got away from in 1776. They know they are being followed 24/7, but let’s just sunbathe topless? You have to be kidding me!
And what kind of tramp exposes herself anywhere but in her bedroom,bathroom (OK,home) or doctor's office??
And yes,for those with poor eyesight I did say tramp.
Amen, and EXACTLY correct. I could elaborate, but what you said is 100% accurate.
Build a fence.
The Royals are losing respect for this whining.
Adults know that if you are naked in the open, you WILL be photographed.
They need to get over it.
I admire Kate and William. I think they are a very young, upbeat, youthful thinking couple who have teken the Royalty to a more human level. I wish them well and look forward to seeing them for many years and one day seeing them as a family.
However, that being said... you don’t go nude anywhere but your own home inside. If you are famous as these two are you have to know there are pervs out there with cameras that can see you. Is it right? No!!! Is it decent behavior?? NO!!! However, those taking these shots are neither right nor well behaved.
Those photos just like sex tapes and other photos taken when people decide to do that will surface especially if you are famous. It’s a fact of life.
It should be a good lesson for all people but...it won’t and so the saga will continue.
Good luck William and Kate.
True. If he got that close he could have gotten closer.
If some pervert from miles away uses a telescope to spy on your daughter changing clothes, I bet you wouldn't feel the same way about it.
He just used a good lens from the road. With modern stabilized lenses and camera bodies you don’t even need a tripod.
No chance in our family - or as my wife has always said, “there are three places in body that I will NEVER get sunburned!”
It is pure crazy. As I said in my previous post. These people are media whores. They know they are being followed 24/7, but let’s just whip off the bikini top. The only person I ever knew of doing that was the local big whig’s daughter in high school. I think she got her jollies knowing the boys peeked at her through the fence. Creepy.
Anyone who thinks these photos weren’t planned by the royals isn’t thinking things through. The heir to the throne and his wife are vacationing in a place that has a bend in the road where photos can be taken of them by the pool, and security knows nothing of it, or if they do, they do nothing about it?
Because, like, what could happen? Some photos, that’s all. And that’s like no big deal to the concerns to security.
After all, it’s not like anyone would affix that telephoto lense to a rifle, instead of a camera.
Let’s see, Harry’s naked. Now Kate is naked.
WHAT a coinkydink!
So, either we’re seeing some sort of arcane ritual or... Kate is being used to “normalize” and trivialize Harry... or something of the sort.
And don’t tell me they don’t do such things, just look at the over-the-top giant baby and ship of the dead and burning phoenix of the London Olympics - oh yeah, they really fit in! LOL!
Anyway, one thing you can bank on - security was on this the ENTIRE time, start to finish. Guaranteed.
Oh, and P.S. - Harry’s not where everyone was told he is. He could be anywhere BUT there. Because if he IS there, he’s been set up BIG time - there’s no other explanation for it.
Outside is most definitely public. An open window is public if you can be seen from outside. Kate knows there are cameras on her 24/7 so it was her own stupidity for wandering around topless outside. With all the publicity Harry got over his nudie pics a few days ago, maybe she was wanting some attention herself. Either way, she should know better. The future queen, of all people, needs to be minding her p's and q's and take to heart that old saying about not doing something you would want to tell your grandmother.
How do you know he didn’t use a Kodak box camera?
Except that this was so clearly the opposite of being in public, and that the laws in the country they were in at the time are incredibly strict. It is a super-secluded estate, and the photog used a VERY, VERY long range lens to capture the image whereas to the naked eye they would not have been seen - especially without setting out to purposefully disrupt their privacy to capture a photo of this nature.
Same here. Anyone with morals doesn’t show off the girls. I do know of one skank who’s kids dread when she parties because the shirt comes off after the first beer. The kids are mortified. You know those photos of Kate’s jigglies will be dug up again when her kids are school age. You’d think she’d have learned from Fergie’s airing of the boobs scandal.
Right there is where your argument fails. My, my, the Katiettes just happened to pose at that precise spot at that precise time.
Thank you, exactly.
yep they will get exactly nowhere with that
they were outside on the deck of some mansion i France where their expectation of privacy was exactly nothing
The royals are depraved themselves, you know she was flashing a bunch of the staff and security guys, big deal if some dipstick photographer took some pics
Adults know that if you are naked in the open, you WILL be photographed.
In my case, people run away screaming.
Well, let’s see them suckers! (Pun, uh, intended, maybe.)
What a. Nasty remark.
What a. Nasty remark.
I don't think any of us would consider pictures of us or a family member shot from this location to be fair game. We don't consider using telescopes to see us in places where the naked eye can't see to be appropriate. If it's nasty to point out that the same courtesy should apply to Kate Middleton, then I guess you and I disagree about that. I think you may have been under the misunderstanding that the photographer snuck onto the grounds. That is not the case.
You *know* for a certainty that she was flashing a bunch of the staff and security guys? Could it be . . . just gossip? Queen Elizabeth has been very faithful from the first in her duties to her country.
She's a thin girl with small breasts. I don't know why anyone would care to see them. If she wasn't a "royal" nobody would care in the slightest.
If I were this editor I wouldn't be sleeping all that well after making this kind of threat.Well, it's certainly brought out the bottom feeders.
Oh, give me a break... You and I both know that photog was probably camped out there through the entirety of their stay - there was no “precise moment” about it.
First off I never said she or anyone else is “fair game.” That is ludicrous. I said however that the behaviors of the photographers is bad but that’s who they are. Howver, what I DID say was when you are famous and we all know how photographers behave... I don’t see WHY ANYONE would put themselves into that kind of a situation. I dont’ care if she is nude. I don’t go looking for the photos but...she is in a very dignified positon in the Royal Family (and while I do not believe in ROYALTY) nonetheless she is there and open to scrutiny of all kinds. Perhaps there is anothe venue far from the road where she could do this if she wanted. This does not seem very far off the road to me when you consider the advances of today’s photography.
At any rate... I don’t care. However, when you are in a position such as hers... perhaps discretion should be considered.
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