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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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31.

Kevin    

BREAKING NEWS - Kate Middleton, a woman, has t!ts!

587 days ago
32.

writenow    

Stupid frogs, They are both cowards at a distance, and distant cowards.

587 days ago
33.

Blue    

Happily married couple frolic naked by the pool. Not much scandal there. The pap that invaded their privace should go to jail for that.

587 days ago
34.

Gretel    

Oh my! That's a real shame that they keep going after her like they did Princess Diana, but they have to know they're out there going for the money shot and perhaps a bit more discretion is advisable? Don't they have people who keep them up on things? At any rate, I think she's lovely. Thin, but lovely.

587 days ago
35.

karlew    

If you are at a private home you have every expectation of privacy no matter who you are. She wasn't on a public nude beach, she was in the backyard of a remote home. These pap smears are bottom feeding animals and as such there should be an open season on them and anybody that publishes their pics. I'm looking at you Harv. If they made it legal to shoot the lot of you, you'd be the first one on a lot of people's list.

587 days ago
36.

magica    

Royal boobies! I feel dirty and horny at the same time.

587 days ago
37.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

We're all naked under our clothes, big phuckety whoop, I wish people would get over it.

587 days ago
38.

Enough Already    

While I don't condone having your picture taken and published with your knowledge and/or permission, the sad fact is that Will and Kate are not just oridinary people and the papz follow their every move. That being said, after the ordeal that Harry just went through, Will and Kate should have taken note from that and had been more discret in their actions. Unfortunately for them, nothing is safe and/or sacred. I guess I kinda like my uneventful, obscure life out of the limelight....

587 days ago
39.

Allison    

see this is the **** I'm talking about, Watch the movie Papaazzi one of these days its going to happen. One of these days the paparazzi are going to ruin someone life and they are going to flip a bitch

587 days ago
40.

R    

Well, it looks like the pictures where taken from a boat some distance away with a really long lens. Screw the paps anyway. Meffers.

587 days ago
41.

lynn    

what's the big deal...don't fret Kate...public nakedness runs in the family

587 days ago
42.

R    

I see William is topless also.

587 days ago
43.

willslove    

So let's reprint and share the images further invading their privacy. Stay classy TMZ.

587 days ago
44.

Gretel    

... and then I thought ... I'm sure they both thought they were perfectly alone and secluded, so those pics show two people who are obvioulsly in love and adore each other, alone in the world and not playing to anyone.

587 days ago
45.

CC    

So is the royal family saying she was doing something she wasn't supposed to? Looks like she has a tight bod and nothing to be ashamed of to me. I think Vivid needs to extend her an offer.....

587 days ago
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