Enraged British Royalists Attack Danish Embassy Over Kate Middleton Nude Pictures
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (The Global Edition) — Nude pictures of Kate Middleton, Dutchess of Cambridge, published in Danish celebrity magazine ‘Se og Hor’ sparked assaults on Danish diplomatic missions in United Kingdom and to some extent, Australia, on Tuesday. Embassy security official reported shot were fired as protesters burned the consulate to the ground in London, and in Melbourne, protesters scaled the walls of the Danish embassy and replaced a Danish flag with a British Monarchy banner.
Media reported from London that several monarchy supporters claimed responsibility for organising the demonstrations.
Danish officials were, however, were reluctant to establish any link between the publishing of the nude photos and incidents in London and Melbourne.
“We cannot confirm any connection between these events,” a senior Danmark Department official said in response to questions linking the royalist extremists’ protests with Dutchess’ nude photos being published.
Members of a radical Royalist group had been protesting at the consulate for hours before demonstrations escalated, BBC reported.
Anders Rasmunsen, Danish paparazi who said he took the photos, said he had not anticipated such a furious reaction, BBC reported. He said the photos were taken with artistic merit, and he doesn’t understand who would be so upset with them as to organize such a violent protest.