Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Princess Caroline's case against paparazzi at European Human Rights Court

This is a human rights complaint?

The present case concerns a photo which appeared in February 2002 in the German magazines Frau im Spiegel and Frau Aktuell. It showed the couple taking a walk during their skiing holiday in the Swiss resort of St Moritz and was accompanied by an article reporting on Rainier's poor health.

German courts had again dismissed Caroline's claims, ruling that Rainier's poor health was a subject of general interest and that the press was entitled to report on how his children reconciled their familial duties with the needs of their private lives, which included the desire to go on holiday.

The press should be able to report whatever they want.

You're born with a silver spoon in your mouth and you're upset about photos? Waah. Life is so hard.