Pippa Middleton Paparazzi

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Pippa Middleton Paparazzi
As Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymoon in a secluded spot, the paparazzi who stalk them are embroiled in another Middleton controversy.There's a brewing legal battle over publication of 5-year-old photographs of Pippa Middleton sunbathing topless. Younger sister of Kate Middleton, Pippa was maid of honor at the April 29 royal wedding. Adding to the anger against photographers is news that gruesome photographs of the late Princess Diana in the moments after her fatal 1997 car crash are appearing in a documentary about her death to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival..

The publication of the Pippa pictures - showing the 27-year-old on a powerboat with older sister Kate (in a revealing bikini) and William (in a red and white bathing suit) - prompted the Middleton family to file a formal petition to Britain's independent Press Complaints Commission.

That complaint is seen as the first salvo in what is expected to be a conflict between the monarchy and the press as both sides try to establish boundaries in a new royal era defined by William and Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their determination to live a normal life.

The prince and his bride jetted off this week to a secret honeymoon spot in the Seychelles that royal watchers believe was chosen specifically to keep them out of the lenses of the paparazzi.

"That and security would have been of primary importance," said Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine. "We've known for a long time William would not stand for any nonsense regarding his new wife and her family."

Many Britons - mindful of how Princess Diana was tracked by the paparazzi in the moments leading to her fatal car crash - want the new royal couple, and the rest of the Middleton clan, to be able to move about without facing a constant barrage of flashing cameras.

Source: cbsnews