They have their own team of Royal aides who control everything the media knows about the family and that's how they would like for it to stay. But it's not that easy, as the press are doing everything they can to break down the Royal privacy barrier so they can get as close and personal as possible. These following pictures all show a side of the Royal Family which they did not want you to see. Palace officials want these images buried for good - but for now, they are not going away anytime soon. This was the photo that shocked the world in
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Prince William experienced a similar scandal
In case you need a recap, the royal had been sunbathing topless in Spain in when photographers snapped pictures and passed them to the media. It was a tough moment not just for Princess Diana, but at least for one of her sons, too. Prince William was apparently extremely hurt by the scandal and, at one point, he called his mother to tell her how much it impacted him. In the novel, he reflected on how Princess Diana allegedly told him that Prince William was bullied at his boarding school, Eton College, over the scandal. He was 14 years old. Did you see the photograph of me in the Daily Mirror?
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The trial, which the royals did not attend, centers around a series of grainy pictures of the duchess on a vacation with Prince William at a spot in the Provence region of France, according to Agence France-Presse. Among other things, they show Kate taking her bathing suit top off and applying sunscreen to her husband's back. Related: Kate Middleton talks mental health, Princess Diana's death in new video. Taken with a long lens, the snapshots sparked an immediate controversy when the French magazine Closer and newspaper La Provence published them. Outlets in the United Kingdom, where the royal family is beloved, mostly refused to print the photos, and the palace quickly filed a lawsuit. Pieau has previously argued that the photos were "not in the least shocking" because "millions of women" regularly tan without tops on. But prosecutors said Tuesday the group should have to pay "significant fines" for invading the royals' privacy with the pictures, which quickly spread to magazines across Europe. Attorneys also read aloud a statement from William, who said he was particularly hurt by the incident because of its similarities to the death of his mother, the Telegraph reported. Princess Diana died 20 years ago this summer in a car crash as she and her partner, Dodi al-Afyed, were being pursued by photographers in Paris. The car's chauffeur and the paparazzi he was trying to outrun were found in to have been negligent.
Did you see the photograph of me in the Daily Mirror? The topless one? Speaking of William, then 14, she continued: "He was so upset.