Why Is It OK To Publish Topless Photos Of Kate Middleton?
9:30 am, September 14th | by Laura Donovan
When I heard yesterday that bra-less snapshots of Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine had been published in French magazine Closer, I assumed someone had leaked a few dirty camera photos of the 30-year-old. Of course, Kate isn’t dumb enough to commit that particular faux pas. I read that the pictures were taken of Kate during her private trip, when she was sunbathing naked privately. Context is everything here, and the mag clearly violated the royal by parading around partially nude pics of her.
The St. James Palace stands by Kate, saying in a statement:
“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. 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.”
People reports that a lawsuit may be in the works as a result of this totally inappropriate incident, but the outrage shouldn’t end there. Let’s not joke that Kate is a “bad” girl or liken her to Harry because of this. She has been thrust into a scandal merely for trying to avoid tan lines, and the only thing scandalous here is the publication’s poor journalism ethics.