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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.

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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..

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"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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Prince William was photographed this week with a similar expression to the classic one that made American gymnast McKayla Maroney an Internet sensation.

Not impressed by Prince Harry naked, perhaps?

After losing the gold medal in the individual vault finals at the Olympics, Maroney's not impressed face spoke volumes ... and inspired dozens of hilarious parodies.

What do you think William is thinking about?

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Maroney said of the meme: "I'm just really focused and really serious, I guess, and I think it's really funny, that Tumblr. It makes me laugh all the time."

After hosting the Olympic Games as UK ambassadors, William and Kate Middleton are currently attending events at the Paralympics, also in the UK.

The young royals were spotted at Wednesday night's Opening Ceremonies, then cheered on the athletes Thursday. So far, Harry has been laying low.

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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:

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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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Prince Harry is in the royal doghouse after naked photos of him partying leaked online, and no one is less pleased than his big brother Prince William.

If you missed them, pictures of Prince Harry naked and playing strip billiards with some girls in Vegas hit the web last night ... to his family's chagrin.

"William was told about the photos this morning," a royal insider said of Kate Middleton's husband and the heir to the throne. "He's not impressed."

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What happened in Vegas definitely didn't stay there for Harry.

No word on how other members of the royal family - namely his father Prince Charles or grandmother Queen Elizabeth II - have reacted to the scandal.

Professionally as well as personally, Prince Harry, a military helicopter pilot on leave during the wild Sin City weekend, has some explaining to do.

"He will be reprimanded [by the army]. Officers should never bring the Service into disrepute, whether on or off duty," a senior military source says.

"This display of social misbehavior has raised eyebrows."

Harry, who spent much of last fall in Arizona and California during an intensive training period, "likely won't be dismissed" from the army, however.

"This type of behavior is not expected of someone his age and rank. They will call him in when he gets back and want to talk to him about it."

While he certainly didn't make his family proud and probably should know better, Harry also should be given some slack here, don't you think?

There's no indication he did anything illegal or even that salacious, nor did he plan on some shady person selling pics of him, we're guessing.

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Oh, Justin Bieber went there!

In an interview with Great Britain's Rollercoaster magazine, the formerly shaggy-haired singer took aim at British royalty and said of Prince William's scalp:

"I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays... I don't know why he doesn't just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?"

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The response from our pals overseas? Not positive.

According to journalist Jessica Callancitizens (via The Huffington Post), residents "are viewing Justin Bieber's diss about Prince William's challenging hair problem in the same way you view an annoying fly buzzing around you. He needs to be swatted away... Will and Prince Harry may joke about William's thinning hair, but that doesn't mean a kid like Justin can come sauntering in and join in the joke."

In a previous interview, Bieber also insulted Canadian Aboriginals.

What do you make of his comments regarding William's hair?

 

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Welcome, readers, to another Olympic edition of THG's Caption Contest!

Yesterday's Olympics Caption Contest featured a torch-carrying will.i.am, with gymnast Alicia Sacramone before that. Follow the links to see who won!

Today's edition features Team Great Britain's #1 fans, Prince William and Kate Middleton, doing the wave at one of their home country's events.

What are they saying or thinking here? You tell us!

Just leave comment(s) below with the best caption(s) for the photo! Go to it! We will announce a winner Monday. Best of luck to all!

UPDATE: Your winner is Percy, with honorable mentions going to Sam, Ty and Eileen. The winning entry appears below. Thanks for playing!

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K: You can WAVE goodbye to the chance of getting any tonight after making me do this in front of a billion people!

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