Thank you for your communication about the Irish Daily Star.
I attach for your information a press release which the Press Ombudsman issued on the matter yesterday, Monday l7th.
It is essential that any complaint about this particular matter be made by the subject of the photograph, with her authorization, or with her permission. I can again assure you that any complaint lodged by or on behalf of the Duchess of Cambridge will be immediately considered by this Office.
The contents of the press release are as follows:
Press Release: Immediate
Statement by the Press Ombudsman, Professor John Horgan
17 September 2012
I have had a number of queries about the publication in the Irish Daily Star of photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge.
As the Irish Daily Star is a member publication of the Press Council of Ireland, any complaint lodged by, on behalf of, or with the permission of the Duchess of Cambridge will be fully considered by this Office.
No such complaints have been received.
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Given the somewhat formulaic response I received, I suspect I am not the only one who was unaware how restrictive are the regulations as to who may make a complaint to the Ombudsman about what the press chooses to publish! My reply to the Ombudsman's office was as follows: