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Christmas came early! The "Kate Middleton pregnant!" gossip was actually true ... or at least lucky. She's officially expecting, the palace announced Monday.

With speculation regarding when Prince William and his wife would start a family building from the instant they got married (April 2011), Twitter predictably went nuts.

Read some of the best celebrity reactions to the official announcement below:

William and Kate, Duke and Duchess

President Barack Obama: We extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news out of London that they are having their first child.

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Kate Middleton is pregnant. For reals. The royal family confirmed the news today!

Prince William and his wife are expecting their first child, according to the palace:

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"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby."

"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."

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The "is Kate Middleton pregnant" rumor mill continues to be set ablaze this month, with a new report saying she hopes to make THE ANNOUNCEMENT around Christmas!

Kate Middleton: Baby For Christmas!

According to Us Weekly, a source close to the royal couple says, “They’re excited at the prospect of becoming parents,” and confirms they’re “working on it.”

Not sure what this celebrity gossip mole means by that. Next time draw us a picture!

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When Prince William and his RAF Search and Rescue squadron are done flying helicopters over the mountains and sea of North Wales ... there's always Call of Duty 2: Black Ops.

William revealed his enjoyment of the game on his revamped website, which includes a new photo feature on the man known simply as Flight Lieutenant Wales.

Prince William at the Base

In William's new gallery, he can be seen making the bed he naps in away from wife Kate Middleton during 24-hour shifts, working at a computer, in meetings and more.

His current tour ends in late 2013 and, like all crew members, he is set to make a decision before the end of the year about whether to sign on for another few years.

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The release of Kate Middleton nude photos in Scandinavia was the latest chapter of the recent royal scandal, but will it be the last we hear of the bottomless and topless pics?

Kate Middleton, Prince William Together

For celebrity gossip publications, the controversial pictures are the gift that keeps on giving. For the royal family, it's starting to look like a nightmare that will never end.

A blogger for the The Telegraph (UK) reports, "Newspaper pictures editors tell me there are as many as 270 pictures being hawked around." So far, we've seen 24.

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A French court has ruled in favor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge regarding the Kate Middleton topless pics in Closer magazine, prohibiting all publication.

However, the ruling does not apply to other magazines - Italy's Chi and Ireland's Daily Star have also ran with the topless and nude photos - outside of France.

There's also the widespread dissemination of the photos via the Internet.

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Nevertheless, the court called the invasion of Kate and Prince William's privacy a "brutal display" and ordered Closer to immediately turn over all copies of the pics.

That includes digital copies. Failure to do so means a $13,100 fine. Per day.

The palace has also filed a criminal complaint against those responsible for the Kate Middleton pictures ... whoever that might be. The photographer is still unknown.

Whoever it was took the photos of Kate Middleton topless from a LONG distance away.

As she sunbathed on the balcony of a French chateau with Prince William, Kate clearly had NO idea anyone was watching during their holiday at a private residence.

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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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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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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.