Since the day she got engaged to Prince William (may be even before that) magazines, papers, websites, channels, have all been going mad about what she’s wearing and how she’s wearing it. Every dress, every shoe, every hat, every clutch and every bag has been recorded, pictured and splashed across media. Well, that has changed now, but unfortunately not for the better. A French Magazine by the name of Closer has published images of a topless Kate Middleton at a private poolside.
This set back has come less than a month after Prince Harry’s naked pictures were splashed across the globe.
It makes one wonder how far they will go. There seems to be no limits, no lines drawn. No respect of privacy what so ever. The headline goes:
"OH MY GOD - the photos that will go around the world."
"See incredible pictures of the future queen of England like you have never seen her ... and as you will never see her again."
The royal couple was shown copies of the pictures over breakfast during their visit four day visit to Kuala Lumpur, part of their Diamond Jubilee tour.
Kate Middleton is no doubt upset and as she said ‘saddened’ by the event. Palace officials are expected to contact lawyers in France to find out whether the pictures are genuine or not and in case they are, what action to take. There has been no respite for either Kate or the Royal couple ever since they’ve been together. They’ve been in news constantly – more for speculations and hearsay than any factual events.
It reminds one of the plight that Princess Diana faced. Princess Di’s every moment was haunted by relentless paparazzi, so much so that it cost her, her life in the end.
Talking of which, another favorite pass time of the media is to compare Kate with Diana. Every move, every dress she wears, how she walks, who she meets, how she eats… To say that it is highly unfair would probably be putting it lightly. It’s unfair not only to Kate, but to the memory of late Princess Di as well.
It’s about time some limits are set and adhered to. Freedom of press has its place but so do responsibility and good sense!