Topless Photos Of Kate Middleton Anger Royals

September 16, 2012, 6:30 am Simon Perry | People.com whomagazine

Prince William, Middleton angered by topless photos, file civil complaint

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As their goodwill tour of Asia continues, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "saddened," angry and pursuing legal options as French magazine Closer published topless photos of Middleton on September 13.

"We certainly feel a red line's been crossed," a palace source tells WHO Magazine of the photos, which were taken during the royal couple's private holiday in France. The source also said that the mood at the palace back home is "one of anger and disbelief."

A statement from a St. James's Palace spokesman says, "Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner."

"The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so," the statement continues. "Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them."

News of the photos broke as William and Kate – dressed in headscarf – stepped out to visit Malaysia's largest mosque, in central Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Despite the scandal, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge forged ahead with their tour of South Asia, landing Sunday in the Solomon Islands, where they were greeted by a crowd of 70,000 and appeared carefree as they toured the country's capital Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal.

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Meanwhile, the scandal appears far from over. After more topless photos of Middleton were published in Irish Daily Star over the weekend, italian magazine Chi announced it plans to publish 26 pages of photos of the young royals on vacation in France, where Middleton was photographed topless.

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On Sunday, a St James Palace spokeswoman confirmed the couple were pursuing legal action.

"We can confirm that a criminal complaint is to be made to the French Prosecution Department tomorrow (Monday)," a St James's Palace spokeswoman said in a statement, adding that the action was in addition to civil proceedings against French magazine Closer.

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  1. petronella10:11pm Monday 11th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    sorry I like them, but don't they have any brains????

  2. john05:32pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You can beleive it,but in the pacific,some traditional ceremonys,men and women wore topless clothes,so best those interested,should visit our diverse culture,and you cant beleive your eyes;so visit our cultures today,so you can promote our very diverse cultures;better to promote culture than steal photograhing,which is meaningless.

  3. Dimas03:48pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The royals......naked top.........wow! In my country (PNG) its not a big deal! Students graduate from our premier university half-clothed. They graduate with culture-dressing. So people who are interested in half-clothing individuals, and who want to make quick bucks, you're welcome to come to PNG and take as many photos as you can of half-naked papua new guineans. You won't believe our culture! Ray

  4. Leah03:27pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Isnt there more important things going on in the world than this, is a set of boobs really news worthy, i mean half of the worlds population has them, And if you want to be in the limelight for good things dont expect not to be in it when you dont want it to be. Kate keep your clothes on and there will be no RUDE photos! Especially in todays age of instant photofacation, Lizzie didnt stroll around topless, Get what you deserve

  5. william02:53pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I'm sure being a Royal is not easy. There are always people out there that will take advantage of a photo opportunity. It does matter where they travel or where they stay there will always be a hidden camera somewhere. Sure the Royals must be aware of that. Sure they should have the pleasure like many of us enjoy to be free and happy. However like all of us keep your curtains closed if you dont want the world to see you naked. good luck, sure would not like to be a Royal.

  6. 12:58pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This may be a novel idea, but if she kept her clothes on, there would be no topless photos........

  7. Tony05:38pm Monday 17th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Bloody hell can't they be just left alone their human just like all of us and their private life should remain private, just as all of us expect the same of our private lives....

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  8. Annette05:24pm Monday 17th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The young royals are very naive - did Prince Harry really think no one would take photos and sell them for a quick few thousand bucks? And did Kate really think no one would be spying with powerful lenses, also to sell photos for a quick load of money? They have to learn that you can never trust anyone and that you are never alone, if you are rich and famous.

  9. Mark02:20pm Monday 17th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Leave Kate and William alone! They are man and wife and if in a remote rainforrest allegendly isolated from the outside world they should be allowed to do what ever they want to privately and with out continual fear of some paparazzi scumbag making a fast buck at there expense. Imagine how William feels, having his wife treated that same way as his mother who was killed by the same scumbags

  10. Greg12:15pm Monday 17th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Royals crying mistreatment, if you don't want to be photographed do it in the privacy of a hotel, house whatever, do cry over spilt milk. Is this the first time she has had a photo taken in the raw, better bods elsewhere go see Rio


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