The royal couple, Will and Kate Windsor, AKA the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were trying to enjoy a private holiday in a beautiful chateau in Provence, France, owned by a cousin of Queen Elizabeth. When you’re one of the most famous couples in the world, privacy is a luxury you just don’t get. Much like Will’s late mother Princess Diana, Kate Middleton has found herself and her family in the middle of a media firestorm, with Pippa getting porn offers and Kate getting stalked by paparazzi. Kate and William are suing French tabloid Closer over the publication of topless pictures of the future Queen of England.
Here’s a fascinating thing I gleamed from the article: Closer, the French magazine who took the pictures and published them, is owned by Mondadori publishing group, which itself is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. So this, if it had happened a few months ago, would have been a legitimate international incident, rather than just an annoyed couple suing an Italian-owned French tabloid.
Keep in mind Kate won Will’s heart by doing a charity fashion show in see-through lingerie, and as one of the most famous women in the world, it’s not surprising that she can’t get a moment’s privacy, but the fact is if your photo can get taken from thousands of yards away, you’re vulnerable to things much worse than a picture of your boobs getting put on the internet.
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