I saw the photos. It appears that Pippa was not just running around topless without a care in the world. She seems to have had some sort of problem with her top, sat on the step of the ladder to the boat, and taken the top off just long enough to straighten it out and put it back on.
Ah, but the Papparazzi were already there firing away with their ultra long lenses and captured every moment of it.
The thing of it is, while Kate may now be a public figure by virtue of marrying Prince Andrew, Pippa is not. Simply being the Maid of Honor in the royal wedding does not a public figure make. And so, after the constant stream of old photos the press has dredged up to try to scandalize Pippa, this final shot across the bow has apparently been too much. The Middleton family is suing the newspapers that are publishing them.
I'm all for freedom of the press and all that, but the purpose of that is so the press can keep an eye on government-related wrongdoings without the government being able to shut them down and silence them. This is entirely different. Pippa isn't in the government, isn't a public figure, and wasn't just running around naked and drunk.
I've seen the photos. I could post them here if I wanted to. But I'm not going to. First of all, its just a side-boob shot of her struggling with her top. Second of all, I would say based on the fact that she and her family are suing, they apparently don't want people posting the photos. So I'm not going to.
Anyway, that's my thoughts on that.
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