Clauses Noted: 4
Publication: Daily Mirror
Ms Kate Middleton complained, through Harbottle & Lewis solicitors, that a photograph of her published by the newspaper had been taken in circumstances that amounted to harassment.
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper, which issued a public statement the day after receiving the complaint, then published the following text on page 2 of its subsequent edition:
“The Daily Mirror yesterday said ‘we got it wrong’ after Kate Middleton complained to the press watchdog about alleged harassment. Lawyers for Prince William’s 25-year-old girlfriend contacted the Press Complaints Commission about a photograph. Editor Richard Wallace said: ‘On Thursday we published an innocuous picture of Ms Middleton walking down the street with a cup of coffee. It was taken by a freelance photographer in circumstances where we were later told she felt harassed. We got it wrong and we sincerely regret that.’ The PCC said it was still investigating.”
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