“Their Royal Heilnesses”: the Sun, the Royal Family, Public Interest and Freedom of Information

20 07 2015

Sun Royal HeilnessesOn 18 July 2015, the Sun ran a front page “exclusive” showing a picture of the Queen (aged about 7 or 8) and the Queen Mother doing Nazi Salutes. In the background can be seen the then Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII.  The pictures were extracted from a short piece of film – apparently taken in 1933 or 1934 by the future George VI – from the royal family’s archives.  The footage was also made available by the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking Trial: Royal Family members hacked almost every day by NOTW – Martin Hickman

15 05 2014

William Harry KateDay 103, Part 2:  Current members of the Royal Family including Prince William were hacked almost every day by the News of the World, the phone hacking trial heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

A Private Prince? Privacy and Prince George of Cambridge – Amber Melville-Brown

5 10 2013

Prince GeorgeThe last vestige of real privacy known to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby boy was that which he experienced in the womb. Even then, while he was curled oblivious to it, outside speculation raged as to his gender, his name and his future. Read the rest of this entry »