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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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121.

BB not bb    

They look like a fifty year old couple in this picture. I don't see what the big deal is. Yes it is an invasion of privacy but it is also only a chest. We see men's chests all the time and they are proud of it, even if they look horrible. There are statues of women's chests all over Europe. It is nothing to be ashamed of. I can see being embarrassed though.


I think the French think women's breasts are normal and not indecent or immoral if shown in public. They go topless on the beaches but probably wear bras the rest of the time like the rest of the world. I don't understand the need for bras either. If you mishape a breast it is decent, but if it is natural it is trashy? That doens't even make sense.

705 days ago
122.

Louie    

looks good on them..........they deserve it....lol

705 days ago
123.

Rambo    

**** these cry baby royal slugs.

705 days ago
124.

Xena    

Kate will not be the' next queen'. She is not a direct descendant of Elizabeth II.

705 days ago
125.

Frank    

Close them down Sue for all their worth

705 days ago
126.

respect people    

Give 'em hell Kate. Sue them for all their money. Maybe if people start boycotting the French and don't travel there, their government will place stiffer penalties. Everyone gets the message when if affects them financially. They weren't out in public. They were at a private residence.

705 days ago
127.

Big Daddy Hedgehog    

Aww, poor thing. Not much that a few Euros can't fix. Just sayin'..........................

705 days ago
128.

CANDICE_L    

Total invasion of her privacy!! Shooting into someones private home. Distrubing

705 days ago
129.

ernest    

Kate is so skinny she is all bone there is nothing to see

705 days ago
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AirForceEd    

While I not particularly a fan of the French or their press, ther is NO REASON of expected "privacy" on a balcony, this is specially true for Williams, HE KNOWS the paparazzy haunded his mother to include her death, "they are "royal"" so they going to be follow all over air, sea or land.
As a husband I would not approved and their would be an argument if my wife suntbath in the nude ANYWHERE SHE COULD EVEN REMOTELY BEEN SEEN, so the sue is worthless

705 days ago
131.

JC C    

Her name is NOT Kate Middleton! Damn TMZ.

705 days ago
132.

paplop    

Yes,i have it on my Blog,her breast is not that big though, check it on my blog : ajetun (dot) blogspot (dot) com

705 days ago
133.

lisalee    

f she she put she self out there, whether she was in her private place or not she must knw the reporters are allover jus waiting to take pics she deserve it, it already out y go and sue, and try to stop an further publication katieeeeee sorry to say but u caused it the reporters were jus doing their job sweeheart

705 days ago
134.

lisalee    

DRAGONSRME thank u brillant comment

705 days ago
135.

lisalee    

it gooddddddddddddd, it gooooooooooooodddddddddddd the royal family always feel they better thn everyone gramma queen the grand kids by blood and law shaming yuh ah love it

705 days ago
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