Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has set a date for their wedding next year. However, the press seem to not get it that they deserve some privacy while organizing it. Would you want all and sundry knowing ever little detail of your wedding?

This is getting to the point where people are beginning to resent seeing them in the news because everyday it’s like another newspaper has turned into a cheap gossip rag. Yes, the announcement was news, but it’s yesterdays news now, and we don’t need or particularly want to know who’s designing the dress or which tailor Harry will use. We also don’t need to know who the Best man and Maid of Honour will be.

For the most part, we probably won’t even know who they are anyway. It’s not like going to a friend’s wedding and you most likely will know most of the people there.

So come on media, cut us some slack and report of the more pressing things in the world.

It’s the same with the Kardashians. They literally get in the papers for going to their local supermarket to buy toilet roll.

If the media focussed more on the important things and left the celeb gossip to the magazines, they’d find their readership would go up because people by newspapers to read the news, not to know if Kaitlyn Jenner’s had her lips done, or that Kim Kardashian went to get her lip waxed.

There is no harm in reporting on things that are in the public interest, but seriously, boob jobs, sex changes, getting your hair done or what you bought from the supermarket is none of our business and really isn’t exciting.

In the current climate, we have money problems, MPs fiddling the system, America’s on the brink of war with Korea, there are people dying, terrorists. This is the news that matters. Granted we know not every day is going to have a story of the century, but surely there are more important things to be reporting on.

The media has a responsibility to provide accurate and insightful stories and news, and it seems that a lot of the media has been dumbed down to the point of nearly every publication being like a magazine aimed at teenage girls.

It’s time we picked ourselves back up intellectually and actually started doing investigative journalism and not relying on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and Bored Panda. It’s no surprise that Trump isn’t a fan of the press, firstly most of them don’t know what they’re talking about, and secondly, they’re providing light reading that you’d don on your lunch break at work or when you have a spare 10 minutes waiting for the train.

The stupid thing is that people still buy these newspapers thinking they’ll get news, but what they’re really getting is speculation, gossip and more celebrity news than TMZ can provide on a weekly basis.

Sara O'Connell
A passionate photographer from Arizona, Sara enjoys art and culture.