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Kate Middleton

SUES MAGAZINE

Over Topless Pics

9/14/2012 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kate Middleton and Prince William have declared war on the French magazine that published naked photos of the future Queen of England -- filing a lawsuit today against the publication.

A rep for St. James's Palace released a statement saying that "legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France" by the royal couple.

So far, it's unclear what relief they are seeking.

As we reported, the family had threatened legal action over the topless photos published today by France's Closer magazine, showing a topless Kate on vacation with Prince William recently.

Now, they've made good on their word.

Moments after the pic went public, the Royal Family issued a statement, claiming, "Their royal highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner."

For the magazine's part -- Closer's editor Laurence Pieau has spoken out, calling the media "hypocritical" for condemning her decision to run the pictures.

Story developing ... 

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136.

ilisius    

Gimme a break! How about the British tabloid who published Prince William taking a piss? How about Prince Harry showing his arse for the world to see? You wanna be a public figure? deal with it and shut the F... up!

712 days ago
137.

wickedwitchofthemw    

It wasn't in public.... She was on vacation with her husband.... She doesn't desererve to have her privacy invaded. Oh and Europe has different laws. You can't publish nude photo's of people without their permission. What these dumb ass photographers need to remember is that Princess Kate... Will be the Queen of England someday, she has the power to make lives hell!! I hope she win's her suit....

712 days ago
138.

Golden Lady    

I hope that Princess Kate and the entire Royal Family SUES the pants off the photographer and magazine. The public should speak out against this lunacy. These are not cartoon characters, they are human beings that deserve the same privacy as anyone else.

712 days ago
139.

Nick    

I've always known she is a tramp.

712 days ago
140.

Linda Ray    

Check out guys Kate Middleton topless photos ;)

http://celestonews.com/celebrity-news/kate-middleton-sunbathing-photos-kate-sues-french-magazine/848.html

712 days ago
141.

Jenn    

I'm starting to think the royal family needs its own island to romp naked on! Between Harry's Vegas naked pool party to Prince Phillips kilt to Kate's bare breasts, the royals are starting to look like a bunch of exhibitionists!

712 days ago
142.

karie    

Hope she sues the **** out of them

712 days ago
143.

Perr    

Good for her I hope they gets millions. What a dirty pervert. Those who publish them are perverted s*** and low life

712 days ago
144.

cher    

Kate will not be the future Queen of England. She'll always be a princess. Spouses of the Royal Family cannot be promoted to that sort of status

712 days ago
145.

hairweeds    

If you are the future gueen of England, you do not take your clothes off in public. The papparazzi follows celebrites. That was stupid what she did. I think the photographer was flat out wrong, but kate was stupid.

712 days ago
146.

Isadora    

no she was not in public she is a private place and people need to understand this are people they can do what they want as we do in our daily lives, just becasue this couple are celebrities or royal couple they cant get naked in their own home? I cant naked on my own bathroom w/o fearing something will flash on me on my intimate or worst momment? if i was Kate.. go ahead sue the ass holes

712 days ago
147.

Isadora    

this people they dont het it... people are stupid no common sense u people talk about breast here, kate privcay was invaded, she was not on public place , she was a private place....

712 days ago
148.

D from Omaha USA...    


This is horrible. A true disaster.

Nobody, and that is NOBODY, wants to see Prince Harry's (and especially not Prince Phillips') private parts.

Yet, one of the most desirable women on the planet is teasing the press by going outside topless, then bringing lawsuits against those who do the only natural thing in that situation...

take a picture and share it.

I know a lot of pretty women in my own neighborhood, sadly none of them have been sunbathing naked in the privacy of their backyard. So my only conclusion is that this is some sort of sick exercise of privilege.

They seem to be saying... "We are the Royal family, we are entitled to show you our ugliest prince parts, you may print those. We are also entitled to send our pretty princess outside naked, you may not print that."

711 days ago
149.

ellablu    

Please. They are causing even more harm to their problem by making a bigger issue of it. Nothing can be done about this that's why a few magazines are running the pictures.. Best option is to IGNORE IT.

711 days ago
150.

Toni Thane    

What! are you going to promote killing another innocent royal because of "over zelous" media . LEAVE THESES KIDS ALONE> She is a class act. he is as well and they deserve their privacy when they want to be alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

711 days ago
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