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Kate Middleton Topless Pics

Royal Fam FURIOUS,

Threatening Legal Action

9/14/2012 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kate Middleton Topless Pics from Closer magazineKate Middleton is furious over the release of topless pics taken while on vacation with Prince William in France ... and now the Royal Family is threatening to sue someone's ass over it.

The pics -- published by the French magazine Closer -- show Kate taking off her bikini top while hanging out with William last week at a chateau owned by the Queen's nephew, Lord Linley.

Moments after the pic went public, the Royal Family issued a scathing statement ... saying "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."

In the statement, the Royal Fam said the incident is "reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales" ... who died in a car crash while fleeing from the paparazzi in France back in 1997.

The Royal statement continued, "Their royal highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them."

"Officials acting on behalf of their royal highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to the Duke and Duchess."

"The Duke and Duchess remain focused currently on their tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on behalf of the Queen."

Closer magazine has a UK version as well, which IMMEDIATELY DISTANCED itself from its French counterpart, saying it would "like to make it clear that the two publications make entirely independent editorial decisions. In this respect the comments made by the Editor of the French edition which have reported in the media today do not reflect the opinions of Closer magazine UK."

"Closer magazine UK takes its obligations under the PCC Code extremely seriously and would never publish topless images of a member of the Royal family on its cover or otherwise."

This is the third time in less than a month a member of the royal family was caught in a photo scandal/ Prince Harry famously partied in the buff in Las Vegas and Prince Philip was caught in an upskirt moment when he wore a kilt (without underwear) to an event in Scotland.

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256.

hal     

When is this country going to get its head out of their butt about nudity and sex ?

733 days ago
257.

RWK    

WHO GIVES A RAIS ASS !

733 days ago
258.

Paul    

The British lecture others on respecting privacy, yet fill any available space of their cities with CCTV cameras to spy on their citizenry's every move.

733 days ago
259.

Connie Davis    

These people that take all these pictures must have had a very unhealthy family. maybe weaned to early and still looking for the tit or what goes on behind closed doors. Just stop it and ask mom and dad why they didn't teach you more about the human body.

733 days ago
260.

mugwig    

Time to get real royals! Moaning about topless picts when our boys are coming home in black bags!You two never had it so good...

733 days ago
261.

annonmous    

i think its a sham full thing to invade in any body personel affairs.
**** the Papa Raazi's

732 days ago
262.

ecstasyecstasy    

how does this compare to what happened to diana? seriously? alot worse stuff has happened to celebs over the years (ex. britney's hoard of paps following her wherever she goes). its a freakin' topless pic, not life-threatening. though the paps do cross a line, im not justifying what they've done, im just saying the royal family went overboard with their diana comment.

732 days ago
263.

pat    

don't forget the peeing pics of prince william's, he was relieving himself near a fence on the pitch and a photographer captured his ****.

732 days ago
264.

JOSEPH    

she was not that mad

732 days ago
265.

lilo    

there young let them have fun

732 days ago
266.

Jimmy    

Whats the fuzz all about..?

732 days ago
267.

Damien    

I'm not sure what the big deal is here. It looks like Prince William's chest is bigger then Kate's anyways. Nobody really cares about the royal family and what they are doing. I only just started hearing about them recently.

732 days ago
268.

Scott    

Its 2012 people. Kate sunbathing topless is perfectly normal. I would tell Kate that she looks hot and not to worry about it one bit. You go girl!

732 days ago
269.

tuhin    

is this all they have hot?

732 days ago
270.

soon    

so what if she's naked? she's just a human being like all of us regardless of her status. mind of our own bisnes!

732 days ago
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