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The BBC 6 O' Clock News [Sep. 14th, 2012|06:07 pm]
Tony Grist
The papping of the Duchess of Cambridge is clearly a matter of public interest but should it really be the headline story on a day when western embassies are going up in smoke all over the Middle East?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-09-14 05:12 pm (UTC)
"Bloody oxygen-sucking royals" Yes, indeed.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2012-09-14 05:18 pm (UTC)
Why is the media making a circus out of the dignity of the Duchess of Cambridge? Topless sunbathing on a rooftop is done in many parts of the world where there is sunshine enough. Why should Duchess Kate not avail herself of continental sunshine? I also disapproved of the "friend" of Prince Harry who sold the party photos of the Prince to the yellow journalists. Some things are just wrong. I also have noted, on the same theme, that the media is giving far too much ink to whomever was wearing a "revealing" skirt or top. I thought those days had gone by long ago. My words to the press? "Quit it!"
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-09-14 06:05 pm (UTC)
It's trivial stuff. The Duchess sunbathes in the nude. Big deal. It raises the issues of privacy and press intrusion, but they're fairly trivial too, I think, in the scale of things.
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[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2012-09-14 05:47 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall Depeche Mode writing a song about that in the 80's? "Princess Di is wearing a new dress..."
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-09-14 06:06 pm (UTC)
She wore a lot of new dresses, as I remember- each one of them a headline.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2012-09-14 10:47 pm (UTC)
The appropriate reaction is probably one recorded from a man in the street when asked about Prince Edward's engagement to Sophie Rees-Whatsit: "I cannot overcome my overwhelming indifference."
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-09-15 08:07 am (UTC)
I like that.

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[User Picture]From: ooxc
2012-09-15 05:40 pm (UTC)
Surely it's not the sunbathing/toplessness that's a problem - it's people (not just royalty) being photographed without their knowledge - like the fuss that went on about Google Streets, until the complaint system was put in place. Also, it's particularly shocking in France, where (I'm told) privacy laws are even stricter than in the UK
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-09-15 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's the intrusion that's the issue.
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2012-09-16 02:04 pm (UTC)
A tempest in a B cup, really, and just the sort of vulgarity one should expect from ersatz royals. A real princess, like Caroline of Monaco, would -- and did -- bear her breast with grace and pride.

On the positive side, we can no longer number Kate among the utterly useless rich, since she's at least proven good for a cheap thrill on a slow day.
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