A winking whistle unequivocally aimed at her, Kate, Princess of Wales. As she went to a public meeting in Kirkgate Market, Leeds, to launch the ‘Shaping Us’ campaign, someone booed at the princess who ignored her harassment and continued to smile at the crowds who flocked to see her.
The “catcalling” is at the center of a discussion within the British government. Last December, Interior Minister Suella Braverman announced a new bill that would criminalize sexual harassment on the street, with sentences of up to two years in prison.
Also in Kirkgate Market, a fan asked the princess for a selfie and admitted he was very nervous. With aplomb and sympathy, Kate struck a pose with him saying, “Don’t worry. We are all nervous.”