Heat magazine apology to Duchess of Cambridge for photo

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Image caption The royal couple at their first official royal engagement in Anglesey in 2011

Celebrity magazine Heat has apologised to the Duchess of Cambridge after publishing a photograph of her shopping at a supermarket last year.

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) said it had received a complaint from solicitors after the photograph was published in December.

The magazine printed an apology on its emails page .

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's main home is on Anglesey, where he is a search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley.

The complaint was made under clauses in the editors' code of practice relating to privacy and harassment.

The magazine said: "In our issue cover-dated 3 - 9 December 2011, we published a photograph of the Duchess of Cambridge, taken while she was shopping in a store.

"We now accept that we should not have done so, and apologise to her for our actions."

It will be printed in its edition for 26 May - 1 June.

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