October 22, 2012 12:00 PM


“Kate was having a private moment with her husband. Hooray for them! Let’s just leave them alone”

Martha Zoller

Gainesville, Ga.

I was saddened to read that pictures of the princess topless were published in the French press. Kate and William were off-duty at a relative’s home and deserved some privacy. But they have nothing to be ashamed of. The photos showed us what we already knew: that they are a down-to-earth, beautiful and loving couple.

Lydia Baines

Richmond, Va.

It’s refreshing that Princess Kate is so relaxed in her own skin. Unfortunately her security team failed to protect her from prying eyes. Her privacy was violated, but she was blamed. I think most of us would agree that Kate is a dignified person whom we should all emulate.

Sheila Rowland

via e-mail

My heart goes out to Kate and William. There’s a lot of bad stuff going on these days, but in spite of their wealth and privilege, the royal couple work to help make the world a better place. So it’s maddening that someone tried to exploit them when they were simply enjoying their vacation. Good for them for fighting back.

Donna Beaver

Palm Springs, Calif.

Kate gets center-row seats at Wimbledon, tickets to any Olympic event she wants, and the chance to walk the red carpet at movie premieres. The trade-off is, she cannot sunbathe topless. That may not seem fair, but the perks she gets as a princess may not seem fair to the rest of us.

Diane Smith

Valencia, Calif.


The photos of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were very amusing. In three of the four pictures you ran, Ashton was transfixed by his cell phone and not focusing on Mila. He was even sneaking a peek at his phone while she was kissing him! I know how attached we all are to our electronic devices, but it looks like Ashton needs some lessons in the art of romance.

Sharon Kelsey

Grosse Ile, Mich.

It’s nice to see Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise having fun walking around New York City. Every time they step out of their apartment, it’s big news, and they are trailed by photographers. But instead of covering their heads and hiding, this confident mom and her daughter ignore the cameras, laugh a lot and concentrate on being themselves. They are adjusting very well to their new life in Manhattan.

Charise Harvey



My girls grew up watching Amanda Bynes on TV, so it was disappointing to read about her recent troubles. It seems like another young star is spiraling downward after an early success in Hollywood. I hope Amanda gets back on track soon.

Melissa Day

Salem, Ind.

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