Despite a grovelling apology for likening the post-partum Duchess of Cambridge to a "people carrier", the staff of the weekly celebrity magazine have become a target for the German authorities. Posters depicting Kate's labour (displayed in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne) with the line "late, but not too late", are aimed at tracking down these "journalists" and bringing them to justice.
Suggestions that Kate might have ate "her own placenta and a footman" sparked a furious backlash on Twitter and Facebook; two social media normally renowned for their moderation, hatred of hyperbole and good spelling. Although the controversy is less than 24 hours old, there is a fear that the "surviving" Ok! staff may escape punishment. "The passage of time in no way diminishes the crimes," said Efraim Zuroff, international Nazi hunter, in a coded reference to Richard Desmond's "Asian Babes" publication
As part of "Operation Last Chance II" there are rewards of up to 25,000 euros for information leading to the capture of Editor Kirsty Tyler. A Northern & Shell spokeswoman apologised for any distress, saying that the chubby Royal was "one of the great beauties" and they "would not dream of being critical of her appearance" or leaving her alone with a cheesecake. One Royal Correspondent asked: "Anyone else having a 'How many staff at OK Magazine are going to get sacked?!' moment there?"