‘We know what it’s like': The Saturdays show their support for Kate Middleton over topless pictures ordeal
Girl band The Saturdays gave their backing to Kate Middleton over the topless pictures of her – and revealed their own hurt at being ‘papped’ with their breasts on show.
The singers showed their support for the Duchess of Cambridge when they appeared at a HMV store in Birmingham to sign copies of their 2013 calendar.
Speaking before they met hundreds of fans on Tuesday Una Healy, 30, who has recently had her first baby, said: “I got ‘papped’ a few years ago abroad.
“It wasn’t nice for me and my family to look at that at the breakfast table.
“Everybody at the pool had their tops off but that’s what people do on their holidays.
“I think whoever prints them (the Kate pictures) is a brave person. I wouldn’t want to take on the royals.”
But the girls, who were missing their fifth bandmate Mollie King, 25, through illness, did admit their boyfriend’s had ‘Googled’ the pictures of the princess.
Rochelle Humes, 23, who recently married JLS’s boy band star Marvin Humes, joked: “I actually haven’t seen the pictures yet but my husband probably has googled it.
“I felt for her when that came out. I think people took it too far.”
Frankie Sandford, 23, added: “I think there’s a line.
“People put themselves out there to be photographed but you have a right to your own body.”
The band, which is trying to crack into the US charts, have just completed their new single with reggae star Sean Paul.
Una said: “It was exciting. We were there for a few weeks because we’ve just signed with Mercury record label.
“We shot our music video out there, it’s all starting to kick off for us.”
Frankie added: “We love LA. We love the weather. We always find time to have fun.
“There’s five girls so we always have fun.”
Vanessa said: “Surprisingly they were so welcoming. A lot of them knew the words to our songs and we were like how do they know them?”
Rochelle said: “It’s going really well. We are really excited about it. We wish it was coming out now.
“We write a lot more and we all know what we like now. We worked with some legends out there in the studio, it was so exciting to see them.”
Frankie added: “Our next single is actually featuring Sean Paul.
“We didn’t expect him to be so normal and nice, he was such a nice guy.
“We didn’t plan to have him on it, we just write the song and it had a good reggae feel and we thought Sean Paul would be great.”