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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 ... 

255 COMMENTS

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106.

whatchagonnado    

even if the vacation place was a secluded private
residence, they are ROYALS and creepy peeps
are going to do whatever they can to take pictures
of them so why not just keep your clothes on
in the first place. problem solved.

732 days ago
107.

barney    

After having looked at the photos i have to say Kate does have small boobs and they do look good.Her A$$ looks even better,liked the photos of Prince William pulling her Bikini bottoms down and rubbimg tanning lotion all over her Butt and crack.Wonder if he licked his fingers after doing this.I know i would have with no hesitation.

732 days ago
108.

Sandra     

They won't win!!

732 days ago
109.

paplop    

I have her pictures on my Blog,to be honest,its an honor to see her royal highness breast

You can check it on my Blog : http://ajetun.blogspot.com

732 days ago
110.

Rita P    

Good... I hope they sue them for everything...

732 days ago
111.

Gerri    

She is an international public person. If you run around exposing yourself, someone is going to take a picture of it. The photographer is probably very rich now.

732 days ago
112.

MicheleM1333    

Thankfully the photos in questions are not pics of Camilla Paker Bowles

732 days ago
113.

Paddy    

Seems to me that if you do not want topless pics taken of yourself...DON'T GET NEKKID IN THE OPEN!!!! It's real simple, really

732 days ago
114.

awesomewave    

So, they're nipples. So what? Everybody's got them.

732 days ago
115.

Cricket    

I'm glad they're suing and I hope they shut the rag mag down. It's not like they don't have a million photo ops for Kate. She isn't called the most photographed woman in the world for kicks. I understand they want an "exclusive", but what a ****ty way to go about getting it. I love Kate and I feel bad for her on this one. How embarrassing!

732 days ago
116.

Jay W.     

She's hot and she knows it. So she was tanning her ti++ies. The Manor needs to get over it.

732 days ago
117.

Cami    

I know they were on a "private estate" but your still OUTSIDE! Esp after Harry's escapade you would think that they would have a little bit more discretion in their actions. (like say "maybe going outside nude is a bad idea right now bc our family is in the spotlight for that") And these 2 are always vacationing, how about do some freaking WORK! Regardless of being a Royal, stop vacationing on the dime of your Country. I like these 2 but they seem to be lazy sometimes.

732 days ago
118.

Tee    

If you saw the actual distance from the street where the s*** took the pics, to the estate you'd see why she went topless. She felt safe from all eyes.
They were so far away no one with naked eye or binoculars clould see.

732 days ago
119.

dragonsrme    

I mean really why sue the magazine ? Is she that embarrassed by her looks or just money hungry like her parents

732 days ago
120.

Haji Abdi    

Its good image of posting, i don't why they are sued for simple pictures taken, and they are posting our prophets picture in every where, shame on all who made publication our prophet.

732 days ago
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