Kate Middleton, the future Queen of England, was caught on camera not wearing her top as well as showing her bottom. Although she was sunbathing in the nude on private property, she was visible to the public: that is, the photographer took the pictures from a public area.
The British government obtained a court order forbidding the publication of the pictures. But is this an infringement of freedom of the press? And, more importantly, are the rich and elite outside the realm of laws applicable to ordinary citizens?
In fact, if Kate Middleton’s nudity was visible from a public area, and if nudity is prohibited in public by law, should not Kate then be subject to arrest for breaking the law instead of the photographer and the magazine being subject to possible fines and penalties and imprisonment?
Needless to say, if you or I sunbathed nude in our backyard, and if our neighbors saw us and called the police, in all likelihood we would be arrested for indecent behavior. And our pictures, like any other criminal, would be on the evening news. The point that I am making is if Kate Middleton did not want nude pictures of herself published in magazines, perhaps she should not have been sunbathing in the nude, especially where she was visible from public areas. The same set of laws should apply to her and all the other elites in the world that apply to you and me. I believe that is commonly referred to as justice.
But the British wouldn’t know about justice, would they? We had to fight them on that issue over two hundred years ago.