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Perspective is lost in Kate photos row

Published 19/09/2012

Oh, dear. Topless photographs of the female half of a very privileged young couple have appeared in a French magazine.

The media make this trivial matter the top news story and various commentators make pompous and absurd remarks about invasion of privacy.

Spokespeople for St James's Palace (who are these people?) express the anger of the young couple and their intention to sue.

Meanwhile, more innocent people are killed in Syria, Arab rioters continue to trash American buildings to express their outrage about a poorly made film said to insult Moslems, and our soldiers continue to be killed in Afghanistan.

Perhaps a little perspective is in order and we should not get too excited when young members of the Royal family take their kit off.

BRIAN EVERITT

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