Press Trust of India
September 25, 2012 15:58 IST
Some 20 per cent have seen the images online while another one per cent viewed them in foreign magazines
They may not like it but have seen
it! One in five adults in Britain has viewed the topless
pictures of Kate Middleton sunbathing while on a holiday with
hubby Prince William, a survey has claimed.
Some 20 per cent have seen the images online while another
one per cent viewed them in foreign magazines, the YouGov poll
of 1,600 people found.
The publication of the images, taken while Kate was on
holiday in France, prompted the Royal Family to sue French
'Closer' magazine, which first released them.
Nearly three in four of those polled believe the Royal
Family's decision to pursue legal action is correct, while 61
per cent believe the paparazzo who took the intrusive pictures
should be prosecuted, The Sun reported.
A higher proportion of men than women have seen the images
online and the 18 to 24 age group are the ones that have been
most prolific in looking up the snaps.
More than one in four men have searched for the photos
online, compared to 15 per cent of women.
The survey found that 47 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds
had looked up the images, compared to 32 per cent of 25 to
39-year-olds, 14 per cent of 40 to 59-year-olds, and seven per
cent of those aged 60 or over.
A similar poll last week found the British public were
overwhelmingly opposed to French magazine's decision to
publish the topless photos of Kate, 30.
After days of furore, a French court blocked the future
publication of topless photos of Kate and asked
'Closer'magazine to hand over the original pictures to the
royal couple within 24 hours.
The court injunction came after William and Kate took
legal action against the French glossy magazine for selling
and distributing the images.
Apart from the French magazine, an Irish tabloid published
the controversial pictures.
The photos are still being touted on the open market
worldwide, with magazines in Italy, Denmark and Sweden also