Nudists aim to be Will and Kate's neighbours
The town of Anglesey has become famous in the past few years as the home of William and Kate -- at least while the Prince is stationed at RAF Valley.
Apparently, that is not quite enough to boost local tourism, though. British Naturism -- an organization of UK nudist groups -- wants to turn one of sandy seasides near Kate and Will’s home in Wales into a designated nudist beach.
The Newborough beach area includes Llanddwyn Island, which is named for the patron saint of Welsh lovers. Its scenic vista has also made it a good movie set (some scenes from 2010’s Clash of the Titans were shot in the region, as was Half Light with Demi Moore).
Of course, the sandy shores are also close to home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a fine spot for walking their new cocker spaniel. (By all accounts, though, Will and Kate prefer to keep clothiers in business.)
Some parts of the beach have long attracted nudists, but locals say it's time to put controls on it, lest they and their kids have their nature walks interrupted by naturist walkers.
The people who enjoy the all-tanned look say the official designation would be good for tourism. Some locals are a little more wary.
"It would be better either for them to be banned or, if they are going to be there anyway, for there to be proper regulation," local councilor Peter Rogers told the Telegraph. "It's not the nudists who are really the problem, but the people who go and watch them from the trees."
British Naturism has about 10,000 members, according to its website.
"We support this call although we don't need official designation,” said the organization’s commercial manager Andrew Welch. “It takes away the hassle factor because a lot of people see naturism as illegal. Naturism isn't against the law … you can't legislate about what someone wears.”
True enough. Just don't expect any royal walkabouts.