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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.

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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.

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Is Kate Middleton pregnant? Probably not, but a double shot of rumors hit the web this week during the couple's trip to Asia. What went down exactly?

Well, first off, there was the Duchess' choice of beverage in Singapore.

Her choice of non-alcoholic beverage to be more specific. OMG!

  • Kate Middleton, Prince William Together
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton in Asia

Reports that an heir may be on the way were ignited as Kate Middleton waved off a glass of wine at a state banquet dinner, opting instead for water.

Granted, so did Prince William for reasons unknown.

There are many reasons one could turn down a glass of wine, of course, but William also fueled the pregnancy rumors by actually discussing his future family.

The trip brought the royal couple to the Rainbow Centre, where they met young students, William was asked how many kids he would like to have.

He didn't hesitate before offering up his response, "Two."

Of course, he also answered another burning student question - no, not about Prince Harry naked - when he was asked what superpower he'd like to have.

"That's a hard question. I'm not sure. I'll have to think about it. I think invisibility," he said ... given his life in the public eye, one can surely sympathize.

In any case, Katie Couric says Middleton is too thin and needs to eat more. While we disagree, she definitely doesn't look like she's eating for two, yet.

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Discussing her new show Katie and which celebrities she'd like to interview, Katie Couric made some surprisingly candid remarks about one in particular.

"I think it would be interesting to interview Kate Middleton because she has comported herself so well since she has been thrust in the limelight," she said.

However, she added, "I think she needs to eat more because she’s so thin.”

  • Gorgeous Kate Middleton
  • Skinny Kate Middleton

Royal sources consistently reiterate that there is no problem with Kate's dietary habits, yet speculation and discussion about Kate's slender frame persist.

Some even think it may be at least part of the reason that the newlyweds have yet to become pregnant, despite their expressed desire to start a family.

It is not clear why Couric - who was granted exclusive access to the Royals for her ABC News Special - would have made the extraordinary comments.

She surely meant no harm, but the weight topic is a sensitive one to say the least at the palace, especially given Princess Diana's battle with bulimia.

Kate Middleton is not bulimic, obviously, and even seems to have put on (a little) weight in the past few weeks, though she remains naturally thin.

The palace has not yet responded to Couric's comments. What do you think? Is she out of line? Leave a comment and vote in the survey below:

Kate Middleton: Too Thin?

 

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The Paralympics kicked off in London this week, with Prince William and Kate Middleton on hand for the opening ceremony. As for the black sheep of the family?

No, Prince Harry was not present. At least not yet.

Queen Elizabeth II (not wearing a hoodie) became the first British monarch to ever open the games. In a statement before the ceremony she said:

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry

Kate and Harry at the 2012 London Olympics earlier this summer.

“It is with tremendous pride that the people of London and the United Kingdom welcome the world to the London 2012 Paralympic Games."

"The Games are returning to the country where they first began more than 60 years ago. We look forward to celebrating the uplifting spirit which distinguishes the Paralympic Games from other events, drawing on Britain's unique sporting heritage.”

Joining themwere British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Very obviously missing was a certain Paralympic GB Ambassador. With rumors of a Prince Harry nude video circulating, he expected to sit it out.

The embattled Prince will make his first public appearance since the scandal when he watches swimmers in the aquatic center Monday, however.

Because we know you're wondering: Kate Middleton wore a shimmery, ivory and gold coat dress by Danish Label DAY Birger et Mikkelsen.

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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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