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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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271.

Lynn Powell    

If you have not seen boobs before, I'll just have to chuck my hat at it!

676 days ago
272.

Lynn Powell    

I love the Royals! I wish I could do that!

676 days ago
273.

barry soetoro    

they know how to party don't they

676 days ago
274.

chris    

What annoys me,they ain't related to thee maine royal family there embaressing,empress of england greace,ireland,germeny russia ,many others who had has troubles,read twitter type google,read faves of nicolanta

676 days ago
275.

Carrie    

Whats the big deal,you can barely see her lil skeeto bites.haha. I think her bones look worse. Eat a burger!!!!!

675 days ago
276.

buttons51    

This business about a "royal" family is a crock! Apparently, eons ago two idiots met.....one told the other that he was better..........and the idiot believed him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!

674 days ago
277.

ismail    

jika ini benar...ini merupakan aib buat kerajaan inggris, dan sikap yg tak patut di lakukan seorang putri kerajaan.....

674 days ago
278.

DannyBoy    

All the fuss over itty bitties. Geez.

674 days ago
279.

smashig20fh2    

Kate Middleton Topless Photos Uncensored http://smashing-tech.tv/kate-middleton-topless-photos/

673 days ago
280.

EmmaL27    

They're at a private secluded location for a reason. If she wants to walk around topless she has the right to.

673 days ago
281.

Peyton    

Hey they have tons of money. I would just hire more security if those monkeys are hanging in trees shooting stupid stuff like this, I would shoot back...literally. It's amazing how desperate some smut magazines can get to find something stupid to publish. But the real stupid thing is that there are people buying this trash and gettng excited about it. GET A LIFE

671 days ago
282.

PJames    

Will the world please grow up? The woman was alone with her husband. There were no photographers within human sight--Will and Kate would have needed a high-power telescope to know they were being observed.

And folks, observation drones with high-power lenses will be flying over all of us within the decade. Better get used to it.

671 days ago
283.

katy    

More pictures

http://katyperry-xxx.blogspot.com

671 days ago
284.

katy    

more photos
http://katyperry-xxx.blogspot.com

671 days ago
285.

Tommy G.    

SO SUE THEM ALREADY DOES IT REALLY TAKE YOU ROYAL INBRED BASTARDS THAT LONG TO FLUFF UP THOSE SILLY WIGS YOU WEAR W.T.F.IF I WOULD HAVE BUMPER TAPPED SOME ONE HERE IN THE STATES I'D ALREADY BE CUTTING THE CHECK.AND HARRY FIX THAT FRIGGIN' BALD SPOT ALREADY.

670 days ago
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