Unfortunately, privacy is nonexistent with modern media. While Connolly is right about Kate being on a public beach, the magazine should take into account the stature of the individual. It should have considered the possible consequences of posting such private images, especially of a royal figure. While the magazine may continue to justify their choices, I think their decision has backfired and instead turned audiences away. In other words, the magazine made a bad marketing decision by crossing a line with a public figure that is universally respected.
It should have considered the possible consequences
We are starting to hear more and more about photographers going too far in violating the rights of the famous and royal. This quote shows that these reporters have no respect for individuals personal and private lives. It's a sad commentary on our society that magazines feel that they need to publish these types on images and stories to sell product. I strongly believe that some type of law needs to be passed in order protect people from images like this being published.