Kate Middleton Topless Photos Published; Duchess "Saddened" By Invasion of Privacy

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Prince William and Kate Middleton are "hugely saddened" over the "grotesque, unjustifiable invasion of privacy" by a magazine publishing topless photos of Kate.

French publication Closer printed the Kate Middleton pictures, taken during their holiday at the French chateau of the Queen's nephew, Lord Linley.

The photos are blurry and taken with a long lens, but there are four pages of photos of the couple, with Kate Middleton topless in several of them.

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A spokesman for Clarence House, the Prince of Wales' office, confirmed the existence of the photos and the fact that the couple is reeling because of them:

"The incident is reminiscent of the worst excess of the paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so."

"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."

"Officials acting on behalf of their Royal Highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to the Duke and Duchess."

There's now stopping the publication now, in any case. See the grainy, censored but nevertheless NSFW Kate Middleton photos after the jump:

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British newspapers were offered the photos last week but turned them down. Similarly, all but the Sun refused to run the Prince Harry naked photos.

The shocking photo leak comes during the couple's Asia trip and amid the persistent pregnancy rumors that follow Kate, who is said to be very upset.

Royal officials believe a "red line" has been crossed this time, and "there has been a significant hardening of William and Kate's response."

UPDATE: Kate Middleton is suing for breach of privacy.

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hey everyone! its me princess kate some of you all might be wondering is princess kate really pregnant? well the answer is yes the baby is on its way im supossed to be in labor soon! im so happy but little scared. and the baby name will be princess Alexandera. thank you all

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Wgaf?!?

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Can the public not leave these people along, they have a life just like everyone else does, No wonder they don't like to be in the publics eye. I think I would become a hermit.

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@ Vicki L Peace

" they have a life just like everyone else does" Really. I don't see myself living off my citizen's tax money.

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@ Corn Dog

I'm with you VLP!
As for comments about how they make or don't make their money is irrelevant. The fact that someone would go to such lengths to invade anyones privacy, let alone intimate privacy, then publish it for the world to see....there are no words that can adequately describe how mortifying that would be! I'd be murderously pissed off.....

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Oh no, she did it again. NEW photos of Kate Middleton: http://andreasmoser.wordpress....

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If you don't want photographs circulating on the internet of your nude body, keep your clothes on! How dumb are these people? This area was visible from a good distance and the duchess takes her clothes off; what about the neighbors with binoculars? And telephoto lenses? And what about the secret web cameras installed from every angle in this l'maison? If this was a private courtyard a drone could take movies from 29,000 feet! And somebody might just do it! Learning the hard way, and the dumb way! Stunning Stupidity!

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Who cares the royals are leeches anyways it honestly at least gives the brits a reason to pay their taxes and get topless photos of kate there is no privzcy anymore they need to just suck it up ok and to the rest of you who cares she only married william for power thats it

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The French have always been shady.

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Will and Kate everybody not Harry There's no such thing as the blood sucking paps in AUS, if they are it seems they have morals and some kind of decency

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Who really gives a shi!
There over in the solomons and they ain't wearing clothes over there
Times are changing so try and keep up you old miserable people out there, you are not the majority you are fading away, the next generation of royals we will probably see in playboy! Lol
Enough of the sooks

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Bahaha Tart !!!
Keep your swim wear on and it wouldn't happen get nude in your bedroom ..