A celebrity photographer who snapped topless photos of a member of the British Royal Family is now facing arrest under France’s strict privacy laws.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was sunbathing at a private chateau last month with her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, when a photographer stood on a public road about 500 meters away and snapped the photos, using either an 800 or 1,000 mm lens, according to Wikipedia.
The photos, which were published in a French gossip magazine, immediately turned into an international scandal with the Royal Family claiming their privacy had been violated.
Had this happened in the United States, the Royal Family would have had no case unless the photographer had scaled a wall to take the pictures because they would have had an expectation of privacy.
But now the photographer, who has not been publicly identified, is facing a year in a French jail, even though the photos appear to have been taken from the road outside the chateau.
The Royal Family had no such luck in having anybody arrested in August when photos were published of Prince William’s brother, Harry, frolicking naked with naked women inside a Las Vegas hotel even though he had more of an expectation of privacy than his sister-in-law because the photos were taken openly by his companions, shattering the myth that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
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