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Complainant Name:
Middleton Family

Clauses Noted: 3, 4

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:

Mrs Carole Middleton, Ms Pippa Middleton and Mr James Middleton complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Harbottle & Lewis LLP that the newspaper had published photographs of them on a boat, taken five years previously, in a place where they had a reasonable expectation of privacy. The complainants' solicitors also alleged that the photographs had been obtained after the boat had been followed.

Resolution:

The newspaper said that the set of photographs had been published on numerous occasions since 2006 without complaint. It also said that the boat had not been followed, arguing that the complainant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy at the location in which the boat was situated. Nonetheless, the complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the photographs from its website and agreed not to republish them.

Date Published: 05/09/2011



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