Posts tagged paparazzi
Posts tagged paparazzi
I was reading some of your PCC posts and questions from readers, and I had a thought. The photos of naked Harry were taken in the United States, probably by an American who was invited to the suite, and sold first to TMZ, an American tabloid, that probably made a big difference in whether or not Harry and the RF could’ve sued, had Harry been so inclined. Our laws are a bit different than privacy laws in England when it comes to the royals and people in general. They’re not as strict. So, it’s basically beware to any royals or celebrities who travel to our shores.
Good point.. although Kate and William’s topless photos were not published in the USA. I think TMZ did a story on it but they used the censored version.
(Post by Christy)
“I believe that the royal family (mainly William) are frightened that the same thing that happened to Princess Di, will happen to Kate. They are just protecting her, quite rightly so.” - Submitted by magic-is-wonderful
You know I hate to say this… But I think Kate already has it worse than Diana.
Kate has been a royal for just two years and in that two years she has had..
I think there is very little the Palace can do to protect her..They need to start building up good will with the media again rather than suing them every two minutes.Diana could prevent some bad stories getting out because she did have some friends in the media, William and Kate have no friends in the media who could pull strings for them.
I counted 15 cameras… Totally unnecessary.
what a pathetic disgusting manchild he is…hard working people are losing their jobs while him and his wife holiday while they were suppose to be working at the Paraolympics….I have no sympathy for this.
At least Harry’s scandal brought tourism to vegas because of the classy way in which he handled this.
it’s a scandal!;( poor people!! will and kate are so bad and i hate them a bit more everyday!!!
the way that the irish daily star handled the crisis is what should be questioned. The way that the photos were obtained were in no justifiable. Kate and William were vacationing and their privacy was invaded. I can never justify the loss of 100 jobs but the Irish Daily Star SHOULD be punished, in terms of the people who authorized the photos. I don’t agree with Kate on many things but I will defend her in such a scandal. She did not openly invite trouble in. This time the paparazzi has gone too far.
I seriously doubt 100 people are going to lose their jobs, that is just ridiculous. I think a heavy fine is appropriate punishment for the paper publishing the photos. What Kate and William should do is going after the actual photographer and sue her, that will then set an example for all other paparazzi. You invade our privacy, we will come after you personally and take money out of your pocket. I am sure that will discourage other paparazzi from invading their privacy.
“Closer” in France was the first, then “Daily Sport” in Ireland, The “Kenya Daily Post” published them today and tomorrow “Chi” in Italy are going to publish 50… yes 50 photos of Kate topless.
50… really…How many times do you need to look at some one’s boobs.
But the question is… will Kate and William sue the other publications as well as “Closer”. I don’t see what William and Kate can do at this point if anything. I mean what will a law suit achieve at this point??
Are you implying that Kate/William were kinda arrogant in thinking that they would never be photographed in an embarrassing way. Well… yes I can maybe believe that.
I totally agree with the dragging Princess Diana name into this. I think st James Palace is trying to guilt trip the French by mentioning Diana. After all it was french paparazzi who chased her into the tunnel and now it’s a french magazine who as breached the privacy of Diana’s son.
But I don’t think that is going to work. The media has only gotten nastier since Diana’s death, they haven’t learned anything and bring up Diana’s name is not going to up anything. What they need to do is made a firm stand against them and starting suing.
That is the other problem these photos cause. They highlight the fact that they were absent from the closing ceremony of the paralympics and it also highlights how the palace lied about William being away with the RAF.
I know that the reason they don’t want to be photographed on holiday is not because they “want their privacy to be respected” it’s because they don’t want people to see them on holiday. If people don’t see pictures they are far less likely to comment on their taking so much time off.
I was amazed that a royal reporter tweeted “The palace are waiting to see if the photos are genuine before reacting” What?? Just ask Kate if she was sun bathing topless on holiday, if she conforms it then act.
Ya know, Back in June I wrote a little piece about how I though some one in the palace was leaking negative stories about Kate.
I honestly think some one in the Palace does not like her and that’s why they didn’t do more to stop the magazine publishing the photos. They had 24 hour notice, they could have phoned up and demanded under the European human rights act that the magazine could not go ahead with printed the pictures. I know that may not have worked but they could have at least tried instead of waiting around until the pictures were released.
Personally, I am convinced that the courtiers or some one in the palace does not like Kate and is happy she is being humiliated.
Actually… Now that I look at the pictures again…
I think they are on a boat. There seems to be a lot of blue behind them like they are on water and they are standing on a white surface like the deck of a boat.
If they were on a boat then I think Kate’s judgement does need to be questioned. It’s one thing to sunbathe topless on the balcony of your private villa it’s quite another to do it on a open boat, didn’t Pippa get caught topless while on their uncle yacht while holidaying with Kate and William.
OK, Let me make my position clear on this.
Throughout the whole Harry naked photos thing I made it clear to my followers and anyone that asked me that the right to privacy should apply to everyone.
Yes, I do not like Kate’s lack of work, in fact if I am being honest I don’t have a high opinion of her generally.
But please believe me when I say that I don’t want her to be upset or humiliated by the media. I know that royal watchers who have been on the scene since the early 2000s are going to say. “Well she courted the media since day one and those who live by the sword die by it” OK that might be true up until a point. But this crosses the line for me.
You know, it’s things like this that remind me to take a step back and think about what a thankless job being a royal is. I would not step into Kate’s shoes for all the jewels/clothes/free trips in the world. As Diana once said “You just see your self as a good product that sits on a shelf and sells well…. I never know where a camera is going to be”
I made a complaint to the press complaints commission about the sun invading Harry’s privacy but I don’t know if there is anything I or indeed the palace can do about outside media. William and Kate’s honeymoon pictures where plastered all over the European media (I was in Germany at the time and I saw 3 magazines that had the pictures featured in them)
But can I just add that I am really surprised that Kate sunbathed topless in the first place. I would have thought that she would have been more cautious with the whole Harry scandal just a few weeks before their holiday. If the whole Harry incident taught us anything is that the Royals are not off limits anymore, anyone and everyone is fair game and Kate is more fair game than most given that she gets so much media attention.
I was really happy to see it and learn that over 3800 people had complained about the Prince Harry photos. Here is the reply.
Thank you for writing to the Press Complaints Commission about The Sun’s publication last week of photographs of Prince Harry taken in Las Vegas. The PCC has received 3800 complaints from members of the public on this subject.
As you may be aware, the Commission operates a confidential system of private advisory notices; in appropriate cases it can pass on specific concerns raised by an individual or organisation to newspaper and magazine editors to ensure that their position has been taken into account. The Commission does not generally comment publicly on such notices because they are circulated on a not-for-publication basis, but in this instance, with the consent of Prince Harry’s representatives, the Commission is able to confirm that last week it circulated a notice drawing to editors’ attention to Prince Harry’s representatives’ concerns, on privacy grounds, about the publication of these photographs.
As yet, the Commission has not received a formal complaint from Prince Harry’s representatives about The Sun’s coverage or indeed any of the related coverage. The Commission would be best placed to investigate this matter fully with the involvement and cooperation of Prince Harry, because of the nature of the issues raised. In addition, an investigation by the Commission, without appropriate consent, would have the potential itself to pose an intrusion into Prince Harry’s privacy.
Given the extensive public debate on this occasion, however, the Commission will consider whether there are nonetheless exceptional public interest reasons for it to open an independent investigation if it does not receive a complaint from Prince Harry. Should you wish to make any comments on this issue, we would be grateful to hear from you as soon as possible.
A number of those who have written to the Commission have raised concerns about the publication of the photographs on taste grounds. I should therefore make clear that the terms of the Editors’ Code do not address issues of taste and offence. The Code is designed to address the potentially competing rights of freedom of expression and other rights of individuals, such as privacy. Newspapers and magazines have editorial freedom to publish what they consider to be appropriate, provided that the rights of individuals – enshrined in the terms of the Code, which specifically defines and protects these rights – are not compromised. To come to an inevitably subjective judgement as to whether published material is tasteless or offensive would amount to the Commission acting as a moral arbiter, which could lead to censorship. The Commission would not therefore investigate such concerns formally.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further advice.
So they are basically saying that normally they would not have an investigation without first getting permission from the person whom the investigation centers around. But they seem to be hinting that they might do an investigation even without Harry’s permission as it has become such a big public issue.
What are your thoughts people….