So, the French press have papped our Kate with her boobies out, eh? A source said this:

“There is a feeling of anger and disbelief about these photographs,” 

Apparently the Royals are unfamiliar with the lengths that the French papparazi will to to get a picture…*insert smiley for IRONY that hasn’t even been invented yet*

Errr, REALLY? Anger…and disbelief?

“We feel there has been a red line crossed with regard to publishing these images.”

Usually, it’s just a line that gets crossed, but when it’s the Royals, it’s a red line. I might have known they’d get a more fancy line than everyone else…*insert bitter mutterings about our tax money paying for aforementioned fancy red line*

I’ve read various stories about this, not because I give much of a hoot about the royal family, more because I’m a celebrity gossip whore and I can’t help myself, and I’ve noticed a real sense of incredulity running through them, like people are unable to believe that the meeja could be so exploitative.

So, I’m going to do you all a favour. I’m going to be my usual, straight-talking self and give you some facts:

1. Most (and I say most because one of my best friends is a magazine editor and she’s a lovely person) people in the media (reporters, editors, publishers) are scumbags who would sell their Nan to Kelvin Mackenzie to use as a novelty coffee table if it meant they got access to the ‘Big Story’. There is very little integrity in the press, especially gossip rags, and given the events of the past few years, I am ASTOUNDED that people don’t realise this.

2. The French press have a reputation for being shit. Do you not all remember what they did to the Mother-in-Law that Kate never met? Come on, surely I don’t need to cite Princess Di to jog your memories about French journos?

3. Everyone is acting surprised that someone had the gall to photograph K-Mid’s ta-tas…Let me tell you this; ever since Prince Billy shared his first Pot Noodle with her in his bedsit at St. Andrews, there has been someone, somewhere on CONSTANT ALERT for the opportunity to get a picture of her tits. This picture is, in fact, about ten years over due. *

There’s an attitude towards celebrity in general, not just the Royals, that if they want to court fame to make a living then they deserve to be papped, that they can’t just choose when to switch their fame off. I don’t necessarily agree with that – I used to make my living doing payroll, does that mean that if someone asks me to work out their National Insurance contributions that I must immediately get my calculator out? I know it’s more complicated than that, but it’s a fair point. I get that we ‘pay their wages’ and all that, but I don’t think that’s a reason to invade someone’s privacy.

It seems that Kate claims she had no idea that there were photographers waiting to pap her baps, but I refuse to believe she’s that naive, she must’ve known, surely? Maybe she got sick of it and thought “hey, if I get them out there, just this once, they might back off”?

Also, everyone is talking about Harry again and I will say here what I ‘liked’ on Facebook said before – If you’re in Vegas and you aren’t drunk and naked, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. End of. Leave the boy alone, he does his National Service, let him blow off some steam.

Anyway, just in case any of you haven’t seen the photos yet, we at Mum’s the Word have managed to get an exclusive, because we’re close personal friends of the Princess:

princess kate boobs topless

So…thoughts?

*I’m sure they didn’t really live in a bedsit. I bet they love a Pot Noodle though, everyone has to rough it sometimes, eh?!