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« Reply #3735 on: May 31, 2020, 04:43:47 AM »

William and Kate to sue Tatler over their recent story on Kate.. Full story for those who dont want to give DM clicks

https://www.dailymail.co....oman-shaming-article.html

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understood to be taking legal action against society bible Tatler magazine after it published a 'string of lies' about Kate.
In a highly unusual move, the couple have sent legal letters to the magazine demanding its profile of the Duchess – headlined 'Catherine the Great' – be removed from the internet.
It comes after Kensington Palace issued a fiercely critical statement on last week's article which it said contained a 'swathe of inaccuracies and false representations'.

The palace is particularly 'furious' about claims that Kate feels 'exhausted and trapped' by the increased workload following Harry and Meghan's decision to step back.

The Duke and Duchess are also said to be upset about criticism of her family, her children and her weight.

The article, written by author Anna Pasternak, makes reference to the eating disorders suffered by William's mother Princess Diana, saying: 'Kate has become perilously thin, just like – some point out – Princes Diana.'

A Royal source told The Mail on Sunday: 'That is such an extremely cruel and wounding barb. It's disgusting. It's sexist and woman-shaming at its very worst.

'The piece is full of lies. There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It's preposterous and downright wrong.

'The whole thing is class snobbery at its very worst. The stuff about [Kate's sister] Pippa is horrible. Tatler may think it's immune from action as it's read by the Royals and on every coffee table in every smart home, but it makes no difference.

'It's ironic that the Royals' favourite magazine is being trashed by them. The Duchess is a naturally shy woman who is doing her best.'

Tatler's article also claims that Kate, 38, had a spat with Meghan Markle ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018.

It says the clash took place at a rehearsal two days before the big day and centred on whether Princess Charlotte and the other young bridesmaids should wear tights.

Quoting an unnamed friend, the article says: 'There was an incident at the wedding rehearsal. It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not.

'Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn't want them to. The photographs suggest that Meghan won.' But Kensington Palace insists the story is wrong.

Instead, The Mail on Sunday understands that the fall-out was over Meghan's reaction to Kate's request that the hem of Charlotte's dress be lengthened. The resulting row left Kate in tears.

The profile takes aim at Kate's taste and her family, sneeringly describing the Cambridges' Anmer Hall home in Norfolk as 'very Buckinghamshire'.

'Carole has put her stamp on Anmer decor-wise,' it claims. 'Far from being a typical aristo abode, with threadbare rugs and dog hair everywhere, like, say, Windsor and Balmoral, it is, according to a visitor, 'like a gleaming five-star hotel, with cushions plumped and candles lit'.'

It also labels Mrs Middleton 'a terrible snob' and snipes at Kate's younger sister Pippa as 'too regal and try-hard... A bit lost now and is struggling to find her place'.

To the anger of Kensington Palace, Ms Pasternak asserts that the Cambridges feel very tired because they have been forced to take on more Royal duties after Megxit.

The article cites a source as saying: 'Kate is furious about the larger workload… She feels exhausted and trapped. She's working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.'

But figures in the Court Circular, the official record of Royal engagements, suggest otherwise.

The couple have done a similar number of jobs from January to March as they did over the same period last year. Kate has actually done less – 29 this year against 35 in 2019.

In a statement issued after the article was published, Kensington Palace said: 'This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.'

Hitting back, Tatler then issued its own statement, saying: 'Tatler's Editor-in-Chief Richard Dennen stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources.

'Kensington Palace knew we were running the 'Catherine the Great' cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it. The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.'

The Mail on Sunday understands that Tatler approached Kensington Palace in February to ask if Kate would pose for their cover or provide an exclusive cover photo.

That request was politely declined and it is understood that Kensington Palace was not offered the chance to comment on the specific content of Ms Pasternak's article.

Tatler did not respond to a Mail on Sunday request for comment and Kensington Palace declined to comment.
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« Reply #3736 on: May 31, 2020, 04:49:18 AM »

They need to get over themselves. This is just as dumb as another lawsuit... What happened to never complain, never explain?

The article though tongue in cheek just repeats a lot of the same criticisms of Kate, which are all pretty valid, and promotes her as the kingmaker who pulled William into doing his job. Tatler's always tongue in cheek, isn't it? It's classism and that's part of their snark.

I can imagine Kate feeling trapped and exhausted with all the drama going on around them and keeping them from being in the state of doing exactly what they want when they want while focusing on their kids at home. That won't be possible as things slide back to normal. I read that as a backhanded comment about the other couple, truly - family was abandoned. It must have been exhausting for her to deal with the drama and handle William.
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« Reply #3737 on: May 31, 2020, 05:44:36 AM »

I hope they are not really suing. It would be a bad look especially considering the other current lawsuit.
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« Reply #3738 on: May 31, 2020, 05:49:03 AM »

Me too. I think it would really tarnish the reputation they've been building over the past year or so because it just seems frivolous and petty?
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« Reply #3739 on: May 31, 2020, 06:09:09 AM »

I agree, Ellie. Just leave it alone and it will go away.
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« Reply #3740 on: May 31, 2020, 09:32:58 AM »

They really go to curts? Over an article among hundreds? It seems very strange and I thought that Will and Kate were over these things lately.
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« Reply #3741 on: May 31, 2020, 09:47:51 AM »

If they really do feel the need to sue, they should have had her sister and/or mother go at them and get their 'revenge' through them. Technically they're both private persons that just happen to be family members of public persons so there was no need to bring them up. Will and Kate should have ignored it. There's so much going on in the news right now, no one would have thought about this beyond a few days (us folk who post on forums specific to them or royal watchers aside).
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« Reply #3742 on: May 31, 2020, 09:55:57 AM »

If they really do feel the need to sue, they should have had her sister and/or mother go at them and get their 'revenge' through them. Technically they're both private persons that just happen to be family members of public persons so there was no need to bring them up. Will and Kate should have ignored it. There's so much going on in the news right now, no one would have thought about this beyond a few days (us folk who post on forums specific to them or royal watchers aside).

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« Reply #3743 on: May 31, 2020, 10:59:54 AM »

I'll wait until we get another source on this. The Mail can get things right sometimes but they also distort the truth, to be polite.  Snare
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« Reply #3744 on: May 31, 2020, 11:07:27 AM »

I happen to think the bit about Kate being exhausted from the extra workload is probably true.
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« Reply #3745 on: May 31, 2020, 11:49:03 AM »

I'll wait until we get another source on this. The Mail can get things right sometimes but they also distort the truth, to be polite.  Snare

I can believe they've threatened to sue as well as sending a letter asking them to take the article down. I doubt they'd actually sue personally, they've only ever done so once and that was over the France pics which was understandable. The other case showed that 'hurt feelings' and being a bit mean aren't things Courts can rule on.

Most likely - they threaten legal action so the article can't be republished, send a message they won't stand for any old cr*p and move on.

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« Reply #3746 on: May 31, 2020, 01:46:58 PM »

I happen to think the bit about Kate being exhausted from the extra workload is probably true.

I doubt it. She has certainly shown very few signs of being exhausted.

I understand their anger and I think Tatler is walking a thin line here. Their defence is ridiculous. Knowing there was an article on the way is hardly the same as knowing the content and no way in hell would either William or Kate corporate to that kind of content.

In which world would Kate throw her family under the bus in such a snobbish way?
In which world would William want such writings about his mother?

I don’t know if it’s wise suing but I understand the anger and I don’t blame them for telling Tatler off when they’re clearly suggesting they worked with them. 
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« Reply #3747 on: May 31, 2020, 02:41:14 PM »

If they really do feel the need to sue, they should have had her sister and/or mother go at them and get their 'revenge' through them. Technically they're both private persons that just happen to be family members of public persons so there was no need to bring them up. Will and Kate should have ignored it. There's so much going on in the news right now, no one would have thought about this beyond a few days (us folk who post on forums specific to them or royal watchers aside).

Just, because you're a public person doesn't mean, you've to condemn and ignore every shit thrown at you.

They've just as much the right to defend themselves like everybody else does.
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« Reply #3748 on: May 31, 2020, 03:51:13 PM »

The problem is once you start dyeing for every article you don’t like you can never stop.  Publications will start printing all sorts to determine just how far they can take articles before they get a response.  You never truly win. 

Most people took this article as complete nonsense...granted I could see where they got some of their angles from and most is just rehashing old stuff.  While I can understand the desire for a retraction and apology given that the article was poorly received is it truly necessary?

While William and Kate have enjoyed glowing press over the past several years it was only a matter of time before publications starting back on the nonsense articles...this response to the first major negative article after several years of glowing press is extremely unnecessary. 
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« Reply #3749 on: May 31, 2020, 04:12:11 PM »

I doubt they sue. I read they sent a letter and then suddenly the DM is calling it suing. Time will tell but I hope they don’t actually sue. Condemn it, especially since Tatler fired off that bs response, but don’t sue over this one. Just my 2 cents.
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