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Is it right for the press to post photos of Kate's rack?image

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  • Yes - its similar to Harry in Vegas - Freedom of Speech and all that, If she gets them out, she knows the risks that they will appear in the press.

    IF she didnt want to risk photos appearing then why go topless?

  • If I were the future queen of England, I'd have kept them covered too.....image

  • When Kate saw the pictures of Harry's tackle in the press she apparently said to one of her mates "I think one's married the wrong prince"image  

  • What can they do about it - the photos were taken by a French photographer and published in a French magazine, now geopgraphy is not my strongest subject but I am pretty sure that France is not part of the UK and Kate and William are not part of any French royal family - so there is nothing they can do about it. The media is full of topless/bikini pictures of celebrities so why in France would this be any different?  AT the end of the day, if she gets her t*ts out she can, unfortunately perhaps, expect to have them photographed and published - she is after all just another celebrity in France.

  • No. The reason i say no is that she was in a private place and she should be able to be relaxed in her own private home/ area. If she was on a public beach or area then fair enough - she's open to it but it's the difference between public/ private.



    It's the same for Harry. If you're in a private hotel room/ pirate place - what goes on is your own business. The minute you start stripping in the lobby - then its your own risk.
  • +1 for what Emmy says.

    At the end of the day all I see is a bunch of grubby little media types going 'ooh look at her tits / his nob, this will sell some papers'. Its soft porn and titilation (excuse the pun!) for people that don't have the guts to buy real porno mags.

  • I probaly have.

  • Grendel3 wrote (see)

    What can they do about it - the photos were taken by a French photographer and published in a French magazine, now geopgraphy is not my strongest subject but I am pretty sure that France is not part of the UK and Kate and William are not part of any French royal family - so there is nothing they can do about it. The media is full of topless/bikini pictures of celebrities so why in France would this be any different?  AT the end of the day, if she gets her t*ts out she can, unfortunately perhaps, expect to have them photographed and published - she is after all just another celebrity in France.

    They have quite strict privacy laws in France, so she should be able to pursue the magazine for damages. 

    I guess the magazine felt that the increased sales would outweigh the risk of having to cough up a big pay out.  They probably considered that Kate would not want to drag it through a French court, too.

    She was in a private place, but nonetheless I would have thought twice, or three times, about going topless given the risk of scumbags with long lenses and the sad sacks who will buy the magazine.

  • Not saying it was right to publish but you'd think these royals would be a little more media savvy than they seem to be? Eg everyone nowdays has a camera phone and you will be followed everywhere by lowlife scum with telephoto lenses so just don't get your bits out!! They can moan and say well we should be able blah blah blah. I'd quite happily swap not being able to get my tackle out for the rich privileged pampered lifestyle they have (esp Royals at our expense).

  • the amount we pay for them we probably have a right to see them.

     

  • I am speaking through ignorance here, so someone please feel free to pop along with facts, but....

    Is there not a security issue here? If you can get her within range of a long-range lens, would you be able to do it with a firearm?

    Should anyone, paparazzi or otherwise, be able to get that close to a member of the Royal Family?  What is private for Wills and Kate?  Are they allowed to ditch the bodyguards when they are on 'private time'?

    I don;t know the answers.  I am just putting my thoughts down here image

     

  • JeremyG wrote (see)

    . I'd quite happily swap not being able to get my tackle out for the rich privileged pampered lifestyle they have (esp Royals at our expense).

    Really?  I wouldn't want to have that level of scrutiny all the time, for ever, no matter how rich and pampered I was.

    I'll stick with my modest salary and being able to go to the supermarket with no-one taking photos and commenting on my lack of make-up/size/whatever - and being able to get my kit off on the nudist beach image


     

  • Schmunkee, their security would have to check every tree, every building, in quite a large radius, everywhere they ever went in order to completely remove the possibility of a sniper.

     

  • Emmy_bug wrote (see)
    If you're in a private hotel room/ pirate place - what goes on is your own business. The minute you start stripping in the lobby - then its your own risk.

    I've heard about these pirates ... pretty dodgy bunch, all of 'em.

    Onto topic ... no, they shouldn't publish. FFS can't a girl relax in private somewhere without some twat with a long lens skulking behind a tree hoping to get lucky?

  • I think I'm in agreement with those who say the press shouldn't publish; this was a private situation, on private property, and the photos could only have been taken by a telephoto lens.... quite different to if it had been on a public beach.

    If you take the stance that anyone in the public eye is fair game, even in a private situation, then they'd have to be on constant guard even in their own homes for fear of some pap with a long lens through the window.

    And the French do have quite strict privacy laws which can be applied to anyone in the public eye.... a French lawyer speaking on the beeb today said that, even in a public area, privacy laws would still apply if it was clearly a private situation eg. a celeb relaxing on a public beach with their children.

     

     

     

  • tbh i've never been less interested in news about topless photos.

    i must be getting old.

    will the Sun be recreating the scene using an intern?

     

  • It is very sad that a newspaper will employ a photograher to get these shots because they know it will increase their circulation.  FFS if you want to see a set of t1ts there are a million places where people will show them to you, whatever happened to newspapers that had news stories.  Then the BBC have it as a head story, never mind the erupting hatred spreading across the Middle East.  See you've got me started now...

  • I have to agree that in reality I think it's a bit of a non story. 

    With regard to the initial question; I'm a great believer in the freedom of the press and I had no problem with the Harry pictures being published - these were taken by someone who was legitimately in the same room as him (as far as I am aware) and it's the photographer's right to do what he likes with them (just poor judgement on Harry's behalf). The Kate situation is different; a snooping photographer, with a long lens spying on someone in private is wrong. (except, perhaps in the case of a true investigative journalism, trying to uncover something which is in the public interest, which, of course this wasn't).

  • They should realise that this would happen - it may be wrong but it's gonna happen.

    By the way, I'm going to be in Paris next week, does anyone want me to pick them up a copy??

  • @peter - you can find them online if you know where to look.



    I just don't agree with taking pictures of anyone in a private situation and posting it online.... But then again it's seen pret much every Friday night on Facebook
  • in years gone by we would have declared war on the French for less !!

     I think we're going soft as a nation

     

  • @bruceC - I think you're right. They should be taught a lesson!
  • I just think its wrong. Why can't people just leave them alone? I know it was her choice in a roundabout way to be in the public eye but why does anybody think we want to see her boobs? I just think its wrong and really pathetic. It really P"""""S me off that some low life photographer has nothing better to do than snoop about taking pictures of women. Weird

  • JF50 wrote (see)

    It is very sad that a newspaper will employ a photograher to get these shots because they know it will increase their circulation.  FFS if you want to see a set of t1ts there are a million places where people will show them to you, whatever happened to newspapers that had news stories.  Then the BBC have it as a head story, never mind the erupting hatred spreading across the Middle East.  See you've got me started now...

    JF50 wrote (see)

    It is very sad that a newspaper will employ a photograher to get these shots because they know it will increase their circulation.  FFS if you want to see a set of t1ts there are a million places where people will show them to you, whatever happened to newspapers that had news stories.  Then the BBC have it as a head story, never mind the erupting hatred spreading across the Middle East.  See you've got me started now...

     

    TheVicar wrote (see)

     It really P"""""S me off that some low life photographer has nothing better to do than snoop about taking pictures of women.

    I don't think it's right especially as she was in a so called private place but I'm sure the photographer wouldn't see it as "Nothing better to do". As a pap it's their job to get the "best" picture they can (and in this case a picture of a topless Kate was just that), and sell it to any publication that will take it.

     

     

  • Apparently said French magazines actually budget for the fines and compensation that they will have to pay under privacy laws. Pretty sad really.
  • Bruce C wrote (see)

    in years gone by we would have declared war on the French for less !!

     I think we're going soft as a nation  

    I thought that. Henry VIII would've invaded for fun.

  • Henry VIII would have settled for a swap.

  • Just seen the editor "defending" the story, claiming what she was showing was "a young married couple in love".

    Yeah......That could've been ANY young married couple, right?

     

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