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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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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.

721 days ago
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MasterTech    

How stupid and how depraved are they anyway? any woman or girl dating or just casually out with any Royal whoop te do should have already learned from Princesses that went before them that the only clothing you can remove in public (outside of a closed up bedroom) is an outer jacket!

Too much Royal in-breeding has soured their DNA oh well the Muslim brotherhood will take over England soon enough!

718 days ago
288.

MasterTech    

I guess if I were her and had so little to show I'd be rather mad also!

718 days ago
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juliet    

Take it easy, Kate and William, its tha life of journalists, they eat from that....thats all...it is a big time scoop , gven the celebrities that you are. if you understand that, then you will not be bothered.

713 days ago
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