by DJ Webb
Flat-chested women all over the world will sympathize with Kate Middleton today, after her assets – or lack of them – were captured on camera.
Why should Buckingham Palace be thinking about suing the French magazine that published the photographs? They were taken with a telephoto lens – but it is clear that Kate Middleton does like to relax topless. Would Queen Alexandra or Queen Mary have relaxed topless (with or without the intrusion of telephoto lenses)?
While a cultured person would undoubtedly avoid the photographs, I am becoming increasingly exasperated with the way the Royal Family seek to use lawsuits and censorship to stop the real cultural behaviour of senior Royals from becoming public knowledge.
The Royals do not behave in the same way as previous generations of Royals, who were staid and buttoned-up all the time. I’m sure there are many people who welcome that, as well as many who don’t, but it is simply the case that young Royals behave in a similar fashion to most other young people today. The type of embarrassing snaps on many people’s Facebook pages are essentially no different to the various cavorting romps of minor Royals, and apparently the Royals do do nudity.
Personally, I see no reason to welcome the common behaviour of the Royals, which, if anything, constitutes a strong argument for abolition of the Monarchy. I can’t imagine my mother or sisters enjoying relaxing topless – and so the fact that Kate Middleton does indicates to me that she is too common to be our future Queen.