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Kate Middleton


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.

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France used to see royal nipples back in the days they (France) had KIng and Queen.

767 days ago


Maybe the royals should resort to the tactics of the Muslim terrorists and forget the lawyers. Seems to have worked in inhibiting the press from publishing anything adverse about Mohammad, even cartoons.

767 days ago

Luz Estela    

Y love her y guess she is beautiful and his the besth

767 days ago


It don't seem like theres much to see.She looks very mature(old) to not know what was going to happen, I think she wants P. William to get jealous because shes not that pretty.

767 days ago


These are not normal people they are royals, of course people are going to try and take their picture,
she should have known better, whtat the heck was she doing outside topless anyway, some future queen eh,

767 days ago


Sweet Kate...

You live in a world where a small but highly troublesome precentage of people are quietly sociopathic--or overtly evil and psychotic.

Plan on seeing a lot more of it. You trustingly dropped your guard, and some jerk took advantage.

Happens to innocents all the time.

Lesson learnt.

767 days ago


They are a young couple and they should be able to have fun as a couple without prevs taking pictures. I hope that everyone who is judging her has never done anything sexy for their men. Women take a hint if you keep your man interested in you maybe they won’t go to someone else. All you bitter women need to shut it and tend to your man like she is. I’m sorry any man would love for their woman to do that! They are married get over it. You go girl show women how to keep your man.

766 days ago


I thought this article must have put the pitcutres as well, now how can we decided where she was and she should do what ever she is doing.

766 days ago


Wonder why Prince Harry didn"t sue? he probably actually enjoyed it..

766 days ago


So imbarrassing sorry Kate it can wait why in public would you do that paparazzi is always there did they know that

765 days ago
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