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Kate Middleton drops Mirror complaint

Kate Middleton, girlfriend of Prince William, attends the first race on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival horse racing in Gloucestershire, March 16 2007. Middleton has dropped a complaint against a newspaper that printed a picture of her walking to work, the press watchdog said on Thursday. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William’s girlfriend Kate Middleton has dropped a complaint against a newspaper that printed a picture of her walking to work, the press watchdog said on Thursday.

The Press Complaints Commission said Middleton’s lawyers had settled the dispute after the Daily Mirror apologised for publishing the photograph.

Middleton, who has attracted intense media coverage since she met the prince, had complained that the picture was taken as a result of harassment.

The photograph was accompanied by a caption suggesting “stony-faced Kate” was about to scold William after he was pictured with other women in nightclubs.

“Her complaint about the Daily Mirror has been settled following the newspaper’s prompt public expression of regret and admission of error,” the PCC said in a statement.

The newspaper’s editor Richard Wallace said: “We got it wrong and we sincerely regret that.”

William and Middleton, both 24, met when they were students at St Andrews University in Scotland.

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