Kate Middleton recently won her lawsuit against a tabloid that ran topless photos of the princess. I am a bit surprised at the backlash against Kate. Here were a few comments against the Duchess over the last few days:
"Kate Middleton is great — but she shouldn't be sunbathing in the nude — only herself to blame," Trump tweeted on Monday
Blogger Vanessa Raphaely from Hurricane Vanessa writes "Next time, slip on a bikini top, dear Kate."
"The truth is she’s public property. She has to assume she’s on offer at all times, even when lounging by a swimming pool at a private villa. With that in mind, it was reckless of her to remove her bikini top in the South of France." Richard Littlejohn from MailOnline.com
Bonnie Fuller for The Huffington Post writes "Kate Middleton you've been photographed topless and French magazine Closer has published the pics. It's so sad BUT honestly Kate — you are too public a figure to go topless. Kate Middleton you are smart, beautiful, warm and caring BUT unfortunately you were a little naive to think you could sunbathe topless."
These photos were taken by paparazzi while she was sunbathing topless at a secluded and privately owned villa in Southern France that according to reports, could not be seen from the main road. In fact, according to some reports, the photos were taken from at least 1.6 km away. I am confused why people think the princess is to blame. The idea that she can't be topless or nude because she is a princess is ridiculous. Is this to say that she should not be intimate with her husband for fear she will be photographed? This idea is absurd. It's not like she was sunbathing nude on a public beach, or photographed for Playboy. She was sharing an intimate moment with her husband. Shame on the paparazzi for intruding on that. Shame on the public for not admonishing these intrusions rather than reprimanding Kate. Instead of blaming the victim, why not blame the photographer for not respecting the privacy of this future queen?