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Should the Royal Privates Be Kept Private?

With Prince William suing a French magazine for publishing pictures of his wife sunbathing topless, it begs the question, “How private do the royals have to be in order to prevent their privates becoming public?”

"Another week, another royal nudity scandal,” writes the U.K. Huffington Post in reporting that Prince William is now suing a French magazine for publishing pictures of his wife sunbathing topless in the South of France. This comes on the heels of another nudity scandal just a couple of weeks before when pictures of Prince Harry’s “crown jewels” surfaced following a romp in a hotel suite. No lawsuit followed there, at least not that has been reported at this time, but Prince William’s distain for the invasion of his privacy is well documented. In the light of what happened to his mother, most sympathize with this sentiment. But there are others who question why the royals continue to act in such a way to attract so much public attention if they really don't want it.

So who is in the wrong here? Are the royals entitled to more privacy by virtue of who they are, or should they exercise more caution because of who they are?

Ryan Smith (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I don't think this situation is really comparable to Prince Harry's. William and Kate were sunbathing alone on a supposedly private balcony and, I think, had a reasonable expectation of privacy. It would be different if they'd been at a public beach, but as it is the photos were a clear invasion of their privacy.
Kim S September 18, 2012 at 01:57 PM
There's a diference between parting in Vegas with a group of strangers with cell phone cameras...and being at a private residence with some slimeball a half mile away with a good camera lens.
SUNKEN SUB September 18, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Watch Braveheart Longshanks had an opinion of this.:>
chloi September 18, 2012 at 03:54 PM
You got that right. There way off the road on 600 plus property. No one should be taken pictures of them. Something needs to be done about these people. next thing we'll be hearing about, is one of them getting hurt or worse (God forbid) because of these news crazy people. Lets hope not. And as far as Harry goes, the person that posted his pictures, is no better.
RL September 18, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Yep. Conventional wisdom would dictate - if you can take a picture, you are certainly close enough to fire a rifle. The royal security detail needs to tighten up a bit.
David September 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
At least they took the picture while Kate still has firm boobs. Glad they didn't wait to take pics after they droop to her knees.
David September 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM
You're not serious, are you? get over the sexualization of breasts....really?
Sharon Swanepoel September 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Europe definitely has a different view of this. The Europeans find the rest of our views here in the Western World quite odd with regard to both breastfeeding and partial nudity. When the people from Britain or America go to Europe and blend in with the Europeans, it's not noticed. It's just when it's then shown "back home" that there is a reaction.
Mitch September 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Yes David, would you please just get over your sexualization of breasts and go read this article about crafts: http://dacula.patch.com/articles/s-59361e83#photo-10667085
NJ4America September 18, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Apparently a judge has ruled in favor of Kate Middleton, http://tinyurl.com/9ye3p7u
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew September 18, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Send in the drones ...
Tammy Osier September 18, 2012 at 11:18 PM
I'm with RL on this. I would be more concerned with lack of enough SECURITY.
David September 19, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Thanks Mitch. I think I'll look into that crafts class at the Statham Farmers Market.
Larry Reid September 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
It was certainly worth checking out.
Racer X September 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I agree with what you are saying but it was a French magazine that snapped up the pictures, funny that.
Racer X September 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM
It's true. The guy should have been shot by security.
Malcolm Boura September 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM
An alternative approach. http://www.bn.org.uk/articles.php/_/campaigning/current-issues/censorship/duchess-of-cambridge-r164

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