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Complainant Name:
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Clauses Noted: 3, 4

Publication: Heat


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Harbottle & Lewis solicitors that the magazine had published a photograph of her taken in circumstances that breached Clause 3 (Privacy) and Clause 4 (Harassment) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

Apology: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

In our 3-9 December magazine, we published a photograph taken of The Duchess of Cambridge while shopping in a store. We now accept that we should not have done so and apologise to her for our actions.

Date Published: 15/06/2012

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