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RIP John Peter Houison Craufurd of Craufurdland. The Washer of the Sovereign’s Hands was 82. As the 28th laird of Craufurdland Castle, in Ayrshire, for it was he, said:
“We used to have to write to Buckingham Palace to offer to wash the monarch’s hands every time they were in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. In his day, my father had to make that offer virtually every year, although it was very seldom accepted.
“More recently, we have been told by the Queen’s office that, as we have already washed her hands once, that is all she requires us to do. So now we have to wait until Prince Charles takes the throne before we do it again.”
DID you know that 7 million Britons have seen Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, stood topless on a balcony in Provence? Well, it’s true. The YouGov poll for The Sunday Times has data. In all, 20% of British over 18s have seen the pictures online. Of 1,608 adults questioned, 73% said it was wrong to publish the photographs.
CHIEF Kooffreh will now deliver his tribute to Princess Diana. It’s what she would have wanted…
Chief Kooffreh is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts, Bentley College, Framingham State University. He lives in New York, New York with his wife Elizabeth Tampol Kooffreh, the “world-class actress“(see video 2):
Poor, Kate. Sources tell us that she desperately wants to be known as the Middleton sister with the great arse but, stubbornly, it remains the only body part the press remain unable to focus on. Pippa is the buttocks. Kate is the breasts. Let’s hope Kate doesn’t develop a complex at this pigeonholing.
Paul Keenan, Chief Executive of Bauer Media, owner of Closer UK, said:
“As the owners of the Closer brand and publishers of Closer magazine we have complained in the strongest terms to the licensee of Closer France, over the publication by them of photographs of their Royal Highnesses, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.
“We deplore the publication of these intrusive and offensive pictures…
“Bauer Media and Closer UK regards publication of these photographs as a gross intrusion of their Royal Highness’ privacy…”
HARD cheese on Closer magazine for being banned for publishing those images of a topless Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, in Provence. Harder cheese still because others are showing off the photos.
Following Chi (Italy) and the Daily Star (Ireland) into the pantheon of they who failed to observe the correct decorum for the topless Duchess are Sweden and Denmark’s Se och Hoer titles. The Danish mag’s chief editor, Kim Henningsen, says he was offered 240 pictures but decided “only to use 60 to 70 of them”.
That’s more than the number of pictures Mexico’s Nueva magazine featured of Prince William taking a wazz in piublic – with zoomed in penis shots. It’s more than the number of photos the Daily Mirror published of Princess Diana working out in the gym. (The Mirror called Closer a “French Peeping Tom” organ. That might have been a compliment.)
RICHARD Desmond’s reported plans to send the Daily Star Ireland the way of the News of the World seem to have stalled. The paper’s editor has been suspended for publishing photographs of Kate Middleton topless – pictures that outraged Desmond and his Northern & Shell company.
“Their horrified feeling over those intrusive pictures”
Those would be the horrific pictures of a topless Kate Middleton published in the Daily Star Ireland, owned in part by, erm, Northern & Shell, owners of OK! magazine…
HURRAH! Lawyers for Kate Middleton and Prince William, aka the Duke and Duchess of Kent, have won an injunction stopping Closer magazine from publishing those photos of her topless. The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre, Paris, is on the side of the angels. If Kate can now erase our minds, recall all the sold copies of Closer; scrub the images from the internet; defeat Chi magazine in similar style, force the photographer to hand over the images and never sell them again; jail the Daily Star Ireland news desk, all will be as perfect as it once was.
ANYONE wanting to see Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, topless in Provence can read Closer magazine (France), the Daily Star (Ireland), Chi magazine (Italy) or check them out on the world wide web. And here. And here. If you want to see topless stunnas making a la Kate to greet her as she tours the Solomon Island you can do so here. It’s the Streisand Effect in full swing. You might snigger.
Chi has form. In 2006, the magazine published photos of Princess Diana dying in Paris. Chi editor Umberto Brindani said the picrures were “touching” and “tender“.
THE Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was fully clothed when she and husband, Prince William, arrived on Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands. Some of the locals, however, showed sings of only having had read about Kate from various French and Italian tabloids:
All the photos on page 2:
Prince William wants Valerie Suau jailed for being French: Kate Middleton is topless (but not in Britain)
The Mirror says he did. Is Wills auditioning for job as the King of Thailand?
If the Mirror is right, Wills wants Valerie Suau, the photographer, to be sent to prison. The Daily Mail – hypocrite of hypocrites – tells readers Suau “is pronounced ‘sewer’”. She took the photos from a public road. The rights and wrongs are a matter for French law to rule on. The Windsors are suing Closer magazine for publishing the images. The fine is unlikely to top £24,000. So. Why has no British newspaper published the photographs? What happened to publish and be damned?
THE Irish Daily Star has published photographs of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, topless on a balcony in Provence. The paper is owned by Northern And Shell and Denis O’Brien’s Independent News & Media. The Daily Star UK said the pictures were a “grotesque invasion of privacy”. The paper adds that it has “no editorial control over the publication“.
The Star never did publish those naked Prince Harry photos. Why? Well, Paul Ashford, Editorial Director of the Express and Star told BBC Radio 4 his papers didn’t publish naked pictures of Harry because they are “newspapers of principle“.
Northern & Shgell owner Richard Desmond wades in:
“I am very angry at the decision to publish these photographs and am taking immediate steps to close down the joint venture. The decision to publish these pictures has no justification whatever and Northern & Shell condemns it in the strongest possible terms.”
NIPS out for Kate is the Tumblr site calling on Kate Middleton fans to show their support for The topless Duchess of Cambridge, for it is she. You went naked to salute Prince Harry. You women went topless for Harry. You men grabbed a plant pot and ran a teddy and box of Miniature Heroes up your flag poles for Henry Windsor. Now, gerrum out for Katy…