The Duchess goes topless18th September 2012
So there we have it! The Duchess of Cambridge has been caught on camera naked on top. Lawyers have been instructed and Closer magazine is about to be sued for breaching the royal couples’ privacy. Last month it was Prince Harry…who knows who it will be next. But one thing is certain – the appetite for photographs and news of the golden couple is not going to diminish.
Taking legal action against the media is in my opinion like stirring a hornets nest. It provokes a frenzy of outrage, debate and exacerbates even the most insignificant story. The whole saga will now drag on through the courts and those pictures, already changing hands at astonishing prices, will just become more sought after. Everyone knows that banning something just has the effect of making it more desirable.
What of the photographs themselves? I confess I had a peek when the story broke. There is nothing terribly spectacular about them except to confirm that our future Queen does have an extraordinarily good body. I don’t think that any number of injunctions will stop the paparazzi continuing to try and find that one shot. The price is too high and the interest too intense. The only way that the Royal couple can ensure that this does not happen again is to make sure they keep their clothes on when there is even a remote possibility they might be caught on camera.
In the meantime the only people who will benefit from this whole sorry saga are, of course, the lawyers.