The media are at it again! Less than a month after the Prince Harry photos, another Royal has been targeted, causing devastation to the newlyweds William and Kate.
Photos of the Duchess of Cambridge topless, whilst on holiday earlier this month, have been released in the French Closer and the Irish Daily Star so far with an Italian publication, Chi, set to release them in the next edition of their magazine too. Although no British papers or magazine have released the photos, there are shades of a Princess Diana scandal in this latest breach of privacy against the Royal family.
St James’ Palace is once again taking action against the media for the second time in the past month, with another of Prince Charles’ children being affected by photos. In a statement released by the palace the views of the family were made clear: “Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner.”
“The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so.”
When it comes down to pictures like these, can they really be published under the claim that they are of human interest? The Editor of the French Closer magazine, Laurence Pieau, said that the pictures weren’t shocking at all: “They show a young woman sunbathing topless, like the millions of women you see on beaches.”
But when it comes down to it, it’s not just a young woman sunbathing topless is it, it’s so much more than that. Although the British media are steering well clear of these photos, how much longer will they circulate around the continent?
We’ll just have to wait and see, but the royals will definitely not be letting this go lightly, not with the history of privacy breaches against them.