A tabloid recently ran a cover promising “shock royal photos” of Prince William and Kate Middleton that Buckingham Palace had tried to keep buried. The photos were supposedly part of the “biggest cover-up ever,” the cover exclaimed. Gossip Cop looked into the photos’ origins to determine just how “shocking” these pictures were.
Photos Of Prince William, Kate Middleton That Buckingham Palace Tried To Keep ‘Buried’
New Idea reached far back into its rolodex of minor royal scandals to unearth a series of photos depicting Prince William and Kate Middleton caught in an intimate embrace outside an English pub. The tabloid claimed Buckingham Palace had reportedly tried to keep the newly resurfaced photos buried and that this couldn’t be a worse time for the scandalous photos to see the light of day.
Not only did the photos come back to light on the eve of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 10th wedding anniversary, but it came at a time when the British royal family is more embroiled in scandal than ever before. Of course, the outlet brought up disgraced royal Prince Andrew’s alleged connections to Jeffrey Epstein, as well as “Megxit.” The palace had supposedly been hoping that Prince William and Middleton’s anniversary would be “smooth sailing and a cause for celebration,” the outlet continued, adding that the last thing the royal family needs at the moment is “more scandal and backlash tarnishing the monarchy.”
How Shocking Is This “Scandal” Really?
The photos in question, which were taken in 2009, show a fairly tame kiss between Middleton and Prince William as the two stand outside a small pub. The couple wed two years later in a grand and internationally televised ceremony. Though the magazine insisted that the public display of affection from the then-dating royals was a breach of royal protocol, the photos are not as shocking as the outlet made them out to be.
It’s clear that neither Prince William nor Kate Middleton were aware that they were being photographed, which makes the photographer seem that much creepier. The two royals only violated the “no public displays of affection” protocol because someone snuck up on them to secretly capture them in an intimate moment. Compared to the other scandals that the royal family has faced in the last year alone, these resurfaced photos are nothing more than a desperate tabloid’s attempt to get attention.
This particular tabloid has made multiple false claims in the past, which is part of why Gossip Cop can’t bring ourselves to take the outlet seriously. We busted the magazine last year for claiming Middleton was pregnant with her fourth child and had to take the outlet to task again a month ago when it made a similarly false claim that the Duchess of Cambridge was having another baby. New Idea was also behind a faulty report that Prince William had secretly been crowned King after his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, stepped down to make room for him. If or when Queen Elizabeth decides to abdicate, she will not have control over who the crown passes to next. Since Prince Charles, the queen’s oldest son, is next in line for the throne, it will pass to him, regardless of whatever the tabloids report.
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