‘Privé’ runs royal photos
19 July 2005
AMSTERDAM – ‘Privé’ has ignored the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst’s restrictions on publishing photographs taken last Sunday of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Máxima and princesses Amalia and Alexia.
The weekly magazine went on sale on Tuesday, a day earlier than usual, with Máxima and Alexia on the cover.
The royal family had invited the press on Sunday for a photo shoot at their estate, Eikenhorst. ‘Privé’ was not welcome because the RVD said it did not respect the family’s privacy.
‘Privé’ objected to the letter in a letter from its lawyer, ‘its content, its tone, and its publication’, said editor in chief E Santegoeds.
He said on Tuesday he had not yet heard back from the RVD nor received any reaction to the photos, which the magazine obtained from a sympathetic photographer.
‘Privé’ and the prince’s family have not seen eye to eye for some time. Recently the magazine published photos of a family outing to a children’s farm. The RVD wants to ban pictures of private activities. ‘Privé’ refuses to subscribe to the RVD’s media code, which Santegoeds calls a diktat.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news