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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so nice pic

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It is her owm fault.. Why europeans have to sunbath topless??? Does she not remember that she's a very public person and the press will do anything for picture like that?

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I believe the pics should be removed she is royalty after all have some respect she was with her husband on holliday how would you like it if someone took pics of you naked in your own place or on holiday with your wife/husband and posted them for the whole world to see do you not have respect do you not read the bible you really need to use your common scence and think of how you would feel if this was you I hope that the Royals take the photogafer and the sun to court and run them to the ground they had no right after all they are married , there is no cheeting going on so why bother the happy couple LEAVE THEM ALONE

Ms billie

It wouldn't surprise me one bit that Camella is behind all this since shes so jealous and hates Kate. She's nothing but a home wrecker and can't stand that Kate is so much more popular and prettier than her ugly ass.

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Anyone that has been to Europe knows that they are much more comfortable with body image than Americans are. Europeans have more nude beaches than the US. It is the fact that the pictures were published for the almighty $$$. The royals were at a private home, not at a public place. The magazine over stepped...again...but it sells, bottom line.

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There is no doubt in my mind that whoever took the photos did so with a motive to make money, other wise why would i take nude photos of a person not being my spouse. This makes it morally wrong. The two were in so private place and i see no problem with enjoying each others company. The photography is maladjusted needs counselling.

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I agree to a point that she knows she has to be careful. However, on private property in a remote place she should be free to do that without the vultures stalking her. If i was on my property and chose to topless, I would figure i was safe as well. Not that anybody would be hiding in my bushes but.....she is with her husband and they should be able to have some sexy naked fun time in the pool! Total invasion of privacy and horrible to try to smear a classy lady's image. She wasnt having an affair, she wasnt sneaking, she was with her husband! She didnt do anything wrong!

Ms billie

These people have a right to their privacy not to mention they were on their honeymoon. I think the media should have stronger morale's and learn to stay the hell away from people trying to enjoy their privacy. I hope they find out who took these photos and not only sue them for everything they can then send their dumbass to jail for a good long term. I agree totally with dani everyone is entitled to their privacy even Royalty.

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at least she was with William ... at least they are blurry... photographers must be very far They can do whatever they want, it's their vacations. well well... I thought this was worse

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I think she married the wrong Prince! My opinion is if you take off any part of your clothing in public (especially outside) you have to deal with your own actions and consequences as humiliating as they maybe, especially if you are a public figure and know that the paparazzi are never that far away. Lesson hopefully learned (unfortunately the hard way) to any public figure or Royalty keep your clothing on and keep the “Au Naturel� for the bedroom!

Kate Middleton Biography

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Reading, England
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Kate Middleton