Meghan Markle’s face has been photoshopped into a topless picture of a woman sunbathing. The photo was put on sale on eBay for £17.99. The seller’s location was allegedly Hampshire, UK and he only wanted to be given the money through Paypal. The pictures no longer exist.
The person who was selling them didn’t want to say anything on the subject, nor he commented why did he put the photos on sale. A representative for eBay stated, “This type of item is banned from eBay’s UK platform and any related listings will be removed.”
Meghan wasn’t the only member of the royal family to be put through this type of scandal. Kate Middleton’s topless pictures were also on the internet back in 2012. It was also a sunbathing picture, and France’s Closer magazine printed the pictures in their magazine. They photographed Kate topless sunbathing on a vacation at a private chateau in Provence, France.
Prince William and Kate filed a lawsuit against the magazine for £1.3million. According to a court document, Prince William stated, “In September 2012, my wife and I thought that we could go to France for a few days in a secluded villa owned by a member of my family, and thus enjoy our privacy. We know France and the French and we know that they are, in principle, respectful of private life, including that of their guests. The clandestine way in which these photographs were taken was particularly shocking to us as it breached our privacy.”
St. James’s Palace published a statement, stating how the whole thing with the magazine and the pictures were “unjustifiable.” A palace representative revealed, “Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner. The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so. Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.”