It has not been a good past few weeks for the Royal Family, starting with the nude photo scandal concerning Prince Harry and now another topless incident regarding the newest addition to the British aristocracy. Kate Middleton, or Duchess Kate as she is now legally bound, has become the victim of a pretty fierce invasion of privacy.
Unlike the self made scandal Prince Harry found himself in, Kate is only guilty of enjoying some private time with her new hubby while on vacation at Lord Linley’s, nephew of Queen Elizabeth, estate. The french chateau is private property, so the papprazzi responsible are in danger of a lawsuit. The french magazine, Closer, which published the photos did so under the headline ‘Oh my God! Les photos qui vont faire le tour de monde”, which translated means “the photos that will go around the world.”
St. James’ Palace has already issued a stern statemement,
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.
Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.
Officials acting on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to The Duke and Duchess.”
Of course, the Royal Family’s previous run-in with invasive French paps resulted in the untimely death of Princess Diana, the beloved mother to both Princes William and Harry. The anger sensed from the statement above is quite justifiable. As Princess Di had previously been referred to as “the most hunted person of the modern age,” it would appear that Kate has unfortunately taken her place. One would hope that Kate does not meet the same fate, and that those pesky French paps learn their lesson sooner rather than later.