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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Topless Photos of the Royal Queen Kate Middleton 'The Queen is Naked': Italian Magazine Flouts Impending Lawsuit, Publishes More Naked Photos of Royal Queen Kate Middleton

Topless Photos of the Royal Queen Kate Middleton 'The Queen is Naked': Italian Magazine Flouts Impending Lawsuit, Publishes More Naked Photos of Royal Queen Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton Topless Sunbathing on Holiday in Chi MagazineThumbing its nose at legal threats made by the royal family, the Italian magazine Chi today went ahead with its promise to publish a multi-page spread featuring topless photos of Kate Middleton taken from the set that first appeared last week in its French sister-publication,Closer.

Despite the announcement that lawyers for the royal family plan to sue the French photographer who captured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing on a terrace in a private villa in Provence, Chi's editor, Alfonso Signorini, was unconcerned, tweeting that "not even a direct call from the Queen" would stop the presses.

I really don't see what their point of suing over this is. If you're outside and there is line of sight to well, anywhere, you have no expectation of privacy. A satellite can fly over you and take a picture of you doing whatever, and if you're a public person, ie, you get to live a comfortable life on the dole by basically being a state-sponsored tourist attraction, then you have even less of an expectation of privacy than a normal person.

Actress Maria Castro Topless on Vacation in Interviu Spain MagazineI feel like there is some absurdity here where these people actually do think they're "royalty" rather than the 24/7 equivalent of actors at Disneyland. 
There are said to be some 200 photos in all, but only 18 were picked for the spread in Chi, which is owned along with Closer by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mondadori group.
"If I had had more scandalous photos I would have willingly published them," Signorini told a local newspaper, likely in reference to suggestions that the photo set contained more intimate content. YouPorn.com has gone so far as to offer an "open check" in exchange for the alleged sex photos, but Signorini's response indicates that none exist.

Still, the photos that do exist are scandalous enough: The Irish Daily Star is facing the possibilityof being shut down after it republished a few of Closer's photos over the weekend.

"I am very angry at the decision to publish these photographs, and am taking immediate steps to close down the joint venture," said British media mogul Richard Desmond, whose company, Northern & Shell, co-owner the tabloid with Independent News Media.
Actress Maria Castro Topless on Vacation in Interviu Spain Magazine
How does being born or married into a famous family mean that people are free to go to creepy lengths to see you naked. This photo was taken from almost a mile away. They did have expectation of privacy. By your logic, we should all keep our blinds shut because someone might be out there with a zoom lens. 
Meanwhile, Marina Berlusconi, Silvio Berlusconi's daughter and Mondadori's chairwoman, responded to critics of her company by saying the publishing house "did its job" in upholding freedom of the press. In his interview, Signorini responded by saying the Duchess was "not exactly Alice in Wonderland, she should have expected this."

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