The Trick to Privacy Protection? Wear Big Pants – Amber Melville-Brown

3 06 2014

Duchess of Cambridge and QueenThe privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge is worth its weight in lead. Not gold, but lead. Her mother-in-law, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has never been photographed in a wardrobe malfunction with the royal pins – let alone the royal buttocks – on display as a result of a treacherous gust of wind. Not only does she favour more sober attire than young Kate, but she also has tiny balls of lead sewn into the hems of her dresses. Read the rest of this entry »

Hilary Mantel and the Duchess: a case of Royal libel? – Owen O’Rorke

21 02 2013

Hilary Mantel and the Duchess of CambridgeThe rule of thumb that the Royals don’t sue is not a matter of strict legal advice (Prince Charles has seen to that) – but it is trite law that dead Royals don’t sue, and certainly not in defamation cases. Hilary Mantel may be safe from a writ from Anne Boleyn or Princess Diana, but could she expect a claim from the Duchess of Cambridge – assuming she is a living legal person, and not a plastic doll? Read the rest of this entry »

The Hoax Call: Did the Australian radio show hosts break their own privacy code? – David Hooper

20 12 2012

Radio HostsWill the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) take tough action not only in respect of the broadcast without permission of the secretly recorded telephone call, but also for breaching the Duchess of Cambridge’s privacy? Read the rest of this entry »