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Disgusted by the ‘Peeping Toms’
NEWS of the “Peeping Tom” pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge on holiday has filled many pages.
The disgust and disappointment of the Royal Family has resulted in their intent to prosecute the photographer and paper through the French courts.
France is supposed to have privacy laws; Britain prosecutes “Peeping Toms”.
The publishers will make a great deal of money which will probably be well in excess of what cost may be incurred in the courts.
The country’s tabloids have not published the pictures; shades of the Leveson Inquiry?
However, other papers are publishing plenty of headlines stories with their comments and views of others, prolonging the saga. This will and is selling plenty of papers, likely to make almost as much profit as if they had published the photographs.
This is hypocritical behaviour.
J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.
• IT IS sad and sickening that French magazine Closer printed the photographs of the topless Duchess of Cambridge. I hope the Royals are successful in suing the magazine and the despicable photographer, and that French privacy laws are really as tough as they claim.
It is especially hard for Prince William who has tried so hard to shield and protect his wife from the elements that so tormented his mother, Princess Diana. Yes, these royals are celebrities; yes, they live a privileged life; yes, they are wealthy and often protected; but they are also human beings and, when not on duty deserve some privacy and peace.
They are a highly respected couple, much loved by most of Britain and much of the world, and they do an immense amount of good. I hope all decent people boycott that grim magazine and do not go looking for grubby photos on the internet. Kate, as our future Queen, will have to be even more careful in the future, but she must not cramp her natural talent for making people feel at ease, happy and glad to enjoy her beauty and appreciate all the many good things she strives to do.
David Quarrie Lynden Way, Holgate , York.