It was Harry's bum, now it's Catherine's tits

(28 Posts)
EdithWeston Fri 14-Sep-12 06:40:05

A French paparazzi got her sunbathing topless on holiday (privately, at Lord Linley's chateau) last week.

Apparently, the pix were offered to the Britsh media, who referred to buy; but they are to be published in a French magazine later today (it may be too late to injunct;so much for French privacy laws).

The Cambriges in Kuala Lumpur are reportedly "saddened" by this (bet they said other words too); though the actions of the French paparazzi must have a particularly nasty resonance for Diana PoW's children.

I think it's disgraceful. As it'll be all over the internet soon, the logic which put Harry's bum on the front page can (logically) apply again.

Looking at where they allegedly took the photos from it must've been a mahoosive lense & such a distance away I can see how she was lulled into feeling secure on her own balcony to get rid of some strap marks!

And at the risk of sounding like my old Gran she IS the future Queen so certainly no less courtesy!

tribpot Sat 15-Sep-12 19:27:07

The argument that she's a celebrity like Lady Gaga and thus fair game is total bollocks on many levels. Even Gaga, who puts most of her bits out there when she wants, has a right to privacy when in a secluded garden. And Kate is so far off being a celebrity who bares flesh in return for tabloid mentions as to beggar belief (I don't think Gaga does it for that reason either - at least not any more!).

I'm not sure she should be entitled to more courtesy as a royal than anyone else - but she's certainly not entitled to less.

PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Sep-12 14:27:14

The pictures are already online.

scaevola Sat 15-Sep-12 14:16:27

They have now been published in Ireland, so it's not Berlusconi behind this.

Do any of see papers have online editions? For it can only now be a matter of time before they appear everywhere.

As long as Charlie's lad isn't next I don't care grin

PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Sep-12 14:07:39

The magazine will get fined but not massively. The laws are strict but enforcement is pretty random, and the invasions of privacy havd been getting worse in the past decade or so as French appetite for sleb gossip has been getting more and more like the Bruts and Americans.

After his mothers experiences with paps William is probably ultra careful not to put Kate in their path + this was a private secluded ( they thought ) garden.

Bloody pap must have had a shocking great lense + been hanging off a tree to get it.

scaevola Sat 15-Sep-12 07:30:15

Just seen this about an Italian magazine planning to publish them too.

Both titles owned by Berlusconi. Hmmm.

scaevola Fri 14-Sep-12 20:09:43

The editorial 'justification' for printing the pictures was just cringe-worthy and I though contained a veiled threat (about the "more intimate" pictures it has but did no print in this edition).

They are suing which is very rare for the Royals.

VikingVagine Fri 14-Sep-12 19:35:14

They should win damages pretty easily (hope it goes to charity, but that's not the subject here). The editor will probably argue that the images aren't damaging to her image (because apparently they're not at all shocking hmm ) but there's not a court in France who would agree with that point of view. Our laws on privacy are strict and usually quite well respected.

TunaPastaBake Fri 14-Sep-12 16:00:01

No pint boycotting Closer as it is only the French magazine 'Closer' that has printed them.

Closer UK is nothing to do with them.

here

milk Fri 14-Sep-12 15:31:30
FrankelSaysRelax Fri 14-Sep-12 12:09:04

On a more positive note, has anyone else seen the dress Catherine wore to a state dinner last night? Utterly beautiful (apologies for Daily Mail link, I can't find another picture to link to on my phone)

TunaPastaBake Fri 14-Sep-12 12:02:22

People have lost their sense of humour on here today.

Cluffyfunt Fri 14-Sep-12 11:00:52

What nob heads.

SoleSource Fri 14-Sep-12 10:57:16

C'est la vie, I am afraid.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 14-Sep-12 10:50:31

Yeah, I didn't understand the Olympics reference either!

PetiteRaleuse Fri 14-Sep-12 10:46:25

TunaPastaBake what a bloody ridiculous comment. They aren't saying it is in the public interest at all - most of the French media are pretty appalled at the breach in privacy.

As for the revenge for the Olympics? I assume you are making a crap joke?

TunaPastaBake Fri 14-Sep-12 07:49:47

French just don't learn do they .

Revenge for us getting the Olympics and making a good job of it.

The French media say it's in the public interest hmm

tribpot Fri 14-Sep-12 07:32:15

How unnecessary and intrusive. Poor Kate.

zippey Fri 14-Sep-12 07:31:19

We obviously care if we are talking about it, but lets not feel too sorry for the well loved, multi millionairre! On one hand I think you have to expect this level of intrusion. On the other hand, I hate the gutter press!

Herrena Fri 14-Sep-12 07:18:29

She must have felt pretty damn safe to do it in the first place, so this is doubly upsetting. Apparently William was there too, so we can presume he also thought they were fine (Katie doesn't seem like the 'screw you, I'm doing it anyway' type).

Poor thing. Who, honestly, cares?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 14-Sep-12 07:06:19

Wait, she has nipples? Well, gosh, that sure sounds like news...

Poor Kate.

beeny Fri 14-Sep-12 06:59:00

Lol at Gobblers

GobblersKnob Fri 14-Sep-12 06:54:05

I'm waiting for the queens arse, to make a hat trick.

Shouldn't be long I imagine.

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