Start making sense of your financial wellness.

Watch the Sitholes every Thursday at 17h30 on e.tv

Duchess’s bare bottom splashed in print

Comment on this story


IOL pic may28 New Zealand Britain Royals

Sydney -

One of Rupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers on Wednesday published a picture showing the bare bottom of Prince William's wife, Catherine, refusing to follow a “ridiculous” ban imposed by the British media.

The image was taken during the royal couple's hugely successful tour of Australia in April when they showed off their infant son George, and was run in the Sydney Daily Telegraph a day after it appeared in the German tabloid Bild.

It shows the Duchess of Cambridge's summer dress lifted by a gust of wind when the royal couple got out of a helicopter in the Blue Mountains, 80km west of Sydney.

The Daily Telegraph said British newspapers had refused to run the photo out of respect to the royals, but in a comment piece said this was “an antiquated code of etiquette”.

“It seems a bit ridiculous to expect the rest of the world's media to follow suit, particularly in a world in which flesh and commercialism go hand in hand,” said Telegraph social writer Annette Sharp.

Diane Morel, a Blue Mountains local, took the photo and almost deleted it before realising what she had captured.

“It wasn't until I got home and I popped my camera card into the computer that I realised what I had captured,” the 47-year-old told the newspaper, vowing to donate any money raised from the photo's sale to a bushfire relief fund.

During their tour, the royal couple met survivors and toured the scene of devastating Australian bushfires last year that destroyed more than 200 homes.

In 2012, French magazine Closer provoked outrage among the royals and sections of the British press when it published paparazzi photos of a topless Kate. - Sapa-AFP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory