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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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46.

Jmac    

Everyone pretty upset about the Kate Middleton pictures understandably, but let's take a minute and be thankful it wasn't....Camilla.

678 days ago
47.

kenugwu    

The pics should be withdrawn from further circulation.
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678 days ago
48.

Big D    

The Royal Family just can't keep their clothes on, from one of the youngest members to the oldest, and now the newest member. Whoo Whoo naked time in Castle

678 days ago
49.

jazzyCat    

Get over it, we all have nipples, unless they're neon green it's not that big a deal.

678 days ago
50.

ed    

Do all princesses have stars instead of nipples?

678 days ago
51.

Buckaroobonzai    

This and all the posts I read below are just another example of how human's are cruel animals who revel in the misery of others. Anyone who is getting off on seeing this girls breasts is just a pervert who needs to seek a better life cause theirs is so miserable. As usual, I am shocked, dismayed, and saddened by the human race. For all of you happy about this, remember the karma factor when your daughters are treated like objects instead of people.

678 days ago
52.

CC    

I want to see Kate's Royal Beaver. Rumor is it's name is Queen Fuzzy.....

678 days ago
53.

phil    

..the Paps r getting disgusting (again). So weve seen Harrys butt..Prince Phillips willy under a kilt...Kates breasts..& there are pics of Williams penis online taking a leak, whats next sex pics?? Gosh...

678 days ago
54.

j    

Put all that family to work.

678 days ago
55.

DoverDavid    

Ishe entir royal family just stupid! Your constanaly being hounded by media with camera's, yet you allow youself to be in the publi naked!!!! What do you think i going to happen!!!!

678 days ago
56.

steven katona    

bravo! what a piece of ass! now even the lowly serf can bare witness to royalty in the flesh! the photographer should be given a medal of honor! what courage under fire that he faced to bring these images to the fans! that's courage! that's what i love about the french! the revolutions never over! the rest of you have been warned! when in france be prepared for the unexpected!

678 days ago
57.

nitesh    

ever heard of the story The naked Emperor ..... Hahaha ...

678 days ago
58.

nitesh    

ever heard of the story The naked Emperor ..... Hahaha ...

678 days ago
59.

Big D    

I'm totally disappointed in the Topless pictures of a member of the Royal Family. I though for sure the royal titties would be bigger than that.

678 days ago
60.

Phishie from Philly    

It looks like the Royal family is sick of the BS perfect life style. At least now we know they are like one of us.
..
The real Phishie from Philly

678 days ago
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