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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if i commented about the french (politically) i'd be arrested....they should all stick their noses in other places--"where the sun don't shine"!

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I think the paparazzi is going too far. Using these telephoto lenses. there needs to be a law placed. I would sue for every penny. She is in the privacy of a home. NOT is public.
Kate did NOTHING wrong. I feel bad for both her and Harry.

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It's not private when it's outside in the open...there are lots of opportunists out there and Kate need to keep that in mind.

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What are they doing in France in the first hand? If I were Prince William having see how my mom died in Paris, I'd stay away from such a shame-less place.. They could go to Spain, Italy.. Stay away from France. We're giving them more importance that what they deserve... The pictures, in all honesty are not flattering and it is obvious, they were just enjoying themselves.. I have absolutely no respect for this French magazine.. Such an ugly editor by the way.. Vultures vultures with no taste..

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Go to bed, Patric.

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Who cares! Listen, if you want to fall into billions, never having to worry about anything ever again (Kate for marrying Willy, Willy for just being born) sometimes things like this are the price. Plus, it's just a photo of her breasts, which is not uncommon for women to put on display in most of europe. Small price to pay, nothing story, move on.

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Hey photographer, you can snake out a picture of me, but not the famous couple.....bwahaaaaaaa

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F the paparazzi. They are nothing but media w.or.s. They should get jobs that do not affect other peoples lives.They profit spying on anyone better off than themselves. They should have stopped bothering the Royal Family After what they did to Princess Diane! I am sure there are very many men who wish they could just meet the beautiful Princess Kate, but she is married to Prince William,leave them alone!!!!! I am sure that if someone was taking pictures of your partner you would not be happy. DO NOT tell me that it is your job. If that is your excuse for being an A hole than both you & your "boss???" should be brought up under charges of harrasment. Leave the Royal Family alone and get a job that helps unity in the WORLD instead of contraversy. If you need the money that bad take pictures of your partner & try to sell them. Feel free to email me back,John C. USA

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Leave princess Kate alone and you don't care you people are dispicable

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Leave her alone, YOU CHEESE EATING SURENDER MONKEYS

Kate Middleton Biography

Royally Pretty Girl A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
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Reading, England
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Kate Middleton
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