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Talk about hitting close to home!

With Kate Middleton topless pictures causing uproar in Europe, the Duchess of Cambridge was greeted by residents of Marau, Solomon Islands, in traditional attire.

Read: No tops.

Kate received a warm welcome during the latest stop on their Asian tour and was all smiles when given a traditional necklace and a topless sculpture of a female figure.

Kate Middleton in Marau

She and husband Prince William are taking legal action against French tabloid Closer, the first magazine to publish topless pictures of Kate on holiday last week.

Despite the lawsuit threat from the royal family, Ireland's Daily Star and Italian magazine Chi soon followed, running the Kate Middleton nude and topless shots.

"She's not our future queen," Daily Star editor Mike O'Kane told the BBC.

"The Duchess is no different to any other celeb pics we would get in, for example Rihanna or Lady Gaga." O'Kane was reportedly suspended over the decision.

Lawyers for Britain's royal family are attempting to stop further publication, filing both civil and criminal complaints against the parties responsible. Stay tuned.

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Days after launching an injunction in a civil case against Closer magazine, Kate Middleton and Prince William have filed a criminal complaint in a French court.

Seeking justice against those who disseminated Kate Middleton topless photos last week, the complaint asks prosecutors to charge the paparazzo behind the shots.

Of course, there was no name listed in the royals' criminal complaint, as it's unclear who was responsible for taking the pics published in the celebrity gossip mag.

Kate Middleton Clothes

Under French law, those convicted of violating Will and Kate's privacy - the unnamed paparazzo and Closer's editor, in theory - could face thousands of euros in fines.

A possible one-year jail sentence is also on the table, albeit unlikely.

As it happened, Closer removed the pics from its website on Friday shortly after being sued, and before the criminal complaint was even filed by the royals.

However, Closer's Italian sister publication, Chi, ran a 26-page spread today of Kate Middleton nude and topless images, many of them the same as Closer's.

A statement released by Mondadori, the group that owns Chi and Closer, defended the decisions made by the respective editors to run a report on the pictures:

"The publisher respects the arguments put forward by the editors."

Watch Closer's editor stand by the decision after the jump ...

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The Italian magazine Chi has vowed to publish more of the infamous nude and topless Kate Middleton photos that the British royal family is suing over.

France’s Closer magazine ran a whole spread devoted to Kate Middleton topless last week, prompting a stinging rebuke and a lawsuit from the Duchess.

Chi claims it has 200 images of the future queen sunbathing nude or at least topless, and will proceed with plans to print a 26-page, 50-photo article.

The Chi cover was unveiled Saturday in Italian newspapers and TV under the headline 'Court Scandal: The Queen is Nude!' Check that out below ...

Kate Middleton Topless Cover

Chi is published by the same media group as Closer.

Alfonso Signorini, the defiant editor of Chi, has Tweeted that “not even a direct call from the Queen” would stop him from publishing the trove of nude pictures:

“I am convinced by this scoop that Chi will be publishing on Monday because that is what we are talking about. These pictures are not offensive or in poor taste."

"They are not morbid and they do not damage the dignity of anyone. Instead the [Prince Harry naked pictures] published in Britain were exactly that."

"If I didn’t recognize the journalistic value of what I had then if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes."

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Photos of Kate Middleton topless are heating up the Internet and incensing the Royal Family, with a lawsuit already underway against French tabloid Closer for daring to run such private images.

However, according to that magazine's editor, Laurence Pieau, the newlyweds should actually be grateful... because this scandal could be a lot messier! And a lot more naked..

The Prince and Kate Middleton

"I won't hide the fact that there are more intimate pictures that exist that we haven't published and will not publish," Pieau claims in a video interview. "These images are full of joy, not degrading."

You don't need to be Ray J to read between the lines of that statement.

Does Pieau really expect us to believe William and Kate were fornicating anywhere remotely public? And that she is withholding these joyful images out of sudden respect for the young couple?

The far more likely scenario is this: Pieau is bluffing a threat against the Palace in an attempt to stave off a lawsuit. Talk about a dangerous - and potentially HOT! - game of chicken.

THG will keep readers apprised of all the Royally topless, sexual, legal news as it breaks.

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Within hours of Kate Middleton topless pictures burning up the Internet and the pages of French tabloid Closer, the Royal Family is reportedly planning action against the magazine behind these images.

A rep for St. James's Palace just released a statement saying that "legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France" by Kate and William. No further details were included.

Kate Middleton Smirks

The move does not come as a shock, considering the family's swift and forceful reaction to the photos in question.

"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," said a spokesman for Clarence House, the Prince of Wales' office, early this morning.

But that's not how Laurence Pieau of Closer sees it. This editor doesn't see why there's any fuss being made over the shots at all.

"These photos are not in the least shocking," he told the Agence France-Presse. "They show a young woman sunbathing topless, like the millions of women you see on beaches."

If Pieau actually believed this, of course, it would raise the question: Why run the supposedly mundane pictures in the first place?

Fortunately, this scandalous hullabaloo does have a silver lining for the Royals: There's no talk anymore about Kate Middleton pregnant rumors, is there?

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Even a French tabloid's surprising publication of Kate Middleton topless photos can't faze the classy, graceful Duchess of Cambridge. At least publicly.

Friday, visiting a Mosque during their tour of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kate and Prince William acted like nothing was out of the ordinary in the least.

Here are a couple of photos of the gorgeous, smiling Duchess:

  • Kate Middleton Smiling Photo
  • Kate Middleton Visits Mosque

According to reports, the royal couple was informed of the scandal as they ate breakfast today, shortly before they left to visit the Malaysian mosque.

The scandalous photos were allegedly snapped while the royal couple were on vacation in Luberon, France last week, and appear in Closer magazine.

The pair stayed at the Chateau d'Autet, the private home of the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley; the pictures were taken from a LONG way away.

The couple obviously did not see any paparazzi as they sunned themselves on the balcony and pool of the estate. Now, they are "deeply saddened."

The magazine's cover exclaims "OH MY GOD - the photos that will go around the world." No doubt about that, but it doesn't look like they're bringing down her spirits.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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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.

Kate Middleton Smiles

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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Kate Middleton gave a speech in Malaysia Thursday. No, the pregnancy rumors were not the subject, but her grace and charm were on display as always.

With William and Kate rumors swirling again, given her refusal of wine and his discussion of their future family in Singapore, she just did what she does:

Represent her country and causes with dignity and class:

She and her husband arrived in Malaysia on Thursday, where she gave her first public speech outside Britain, thanking Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

The Duchess praised he group for its warm welcome and for its transformative effect on the children under its care - one of her chief charitable endeavors.

"I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital, providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing," Kate said.

Pregnant or not pregnant, she's quite lovely.

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New X Factor judge Demi Lovato isn't simply critiquing hopeful singers these days. She's going after supermarket tabloids as well.

Hard.

In the wake of the 197th Kate Middleton pregnant lie report, Lovato has taken to Twitter and slammed Star Magazine for its irresponsible photo use.

"So apparently Kate Middleton (William?) is pregnant because of THIS picture...Are you KIDDING ME?!!" Demi Tweeted yesterday, linking to a cropped photo of the cover below, which includes an arrow on Middleton's svelte stomach and the words: "Expanding Waistline."

  • Demi Lovato, All Smiles
  • Kate Middleton Pregnant Claim

Lovato, of course, has been outspoken about self-esteem issues ever since she entered rehab in late 2010 for cutting, depression and an eating disorder, among other problems.

"And people wonder why girls/guys have body image issues," Lovato added. "Whether she is or not, she still has a beautiful body. Shame on you Star magazine."

Whether or not you give Lovato points as an X Factor judge - and THG was actually a big fan - you've gotta give the young star nothing but props for speaking out in this case. Way to go, Demi!

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Kate Middleton sparked a renewed bout of speculation that she may be pregnant this week, and now an unnamed palace source is adding fuel to the fire.

During a state banquet in Singapore, the future queen TWICE made toasts to the current Queen by drinking water instead of wine - unusual for toasts.

This, obviously, set off pregnancy rumors, coupled with reports from the royal circle (allegedly) that Kate is "definitely" pregnant at this point in time.

Kate Middleton Drinking Water

One source has said that yes, Kate Middleton is pregnant, but that William and Kate were planning to hold off announcing a pregnancy for "as long as possible."

That may mean more than a few months, as she's probably not pregnant. All the girl did was refuse wine, and all William did was say he wants two kids.

Someday.

Kate is said to find the constant attention on her pregnancy status and whether or not she's too thin unsettling, but accepts it as part of the territory.

At least she's not under any pressure to produce a male heir. A change in the laws of succession means her first-born will be the heir(ess), regardless of gender.

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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Kate Middleton
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