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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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106.

Johhny Canuck    

I think miss Kate should keep her royal boobies out of site, even in the south of France.

736 days ago
107.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! Then don't take off your clothes in public.

736 days ago
108.

Bella    

History proves that some in France know no boundaries when it comes to privacy...hey Halle are you listening ? But you totally don't have a problem with letting your "girls" get some sunshine so you probably don't have a problem with topless pics...right ? Kate Middleton is young and married and photographed topless with her husband...big deal, let her be young and experience just a bit of freedom. It is a shame that now the French media is chasing her after their last chase killed Kate's mother-in-law, Princess Diana...typical s***my French media.

736 days ago
109.

MrRayfro    

I saw more pics here

http://www.heaven666.org/kate-middleton-nude-photos-68165.php

736 days ago
110.

JOHN     

NOT MUCH TO SEE........WHO GIVES A SH``T, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER..... BORING.......F```KS

736 days ago
111.

Who cares    

I go to Europe every summer and almost everyone tans topless it's a big deal in north America but Europe is quite open. And this wasnt even on a beach it was at a private property so yes the magazine should be sued. However I must say I love Kate Middleton even more now.

736 days ago
112.

bb    

Now I'm no republican or anti-monarchist, but...the royal family need to relax about these incidents, and 3 of them in a row is the universe trying to tell them something. It's just boobs, a butt, a d1ck...humans all have them, calm down.

736 days ago
113.

HRH Prince Michael    

I can completely empathize with The House of Windsor.


With, The True and Living Yahweh as My Witness:
For over a decade, The House of David has been
subjected to unconscionably immoral, sickening,
and patently Anti-American invasions of Privacy.
These disgusting actions committed by U.S. Federal agencies, aided and abetted by Media/Corporate/"Religious" entities.
AS, THE LORD GOD LIVES: These and countless other Human-Rights violations, SHALL RESULT IN SEVERE AND LASTING CONSEQUENCES for ALL -without exception-parties involved.


20Twelve:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

736 days ago
114.

Bella    

I think the royal family should punk the French media by dressing like munks and nuns next time they step foot in France. Not sure why they even go and try to relax in France, guess Princess Diana's last experience in France seems to be forgotten.

736 days ago
115.

diana    

listen...it goes to say if u do the crime (nudity) u have to do the time (evidence)....and the royals are acting like the pheasants...(which i think is hilarious) out of control...the Queen does not have a hold of her own family how can she be trusted to run England...tff

736 days ago
116.

stylin    

"Deeply saddened", why do it then! She was dating THE prince and thought it would never come out, come on! She's definitely not Princess Diana. Sadly, I don't think she'll ever measure up. People just like reading about her and talking about her, because of her clothing choice, and because Princess Diana left a void. This girl will never be the best, as Diana was! She's a walking stick with expensive clothes, that's all!

736 days ago
117.

Linda McG    

""Every expectation of privacy!"" Thats the dumbest statement ever. When youre a member of the royal family and you know the media hounds you to take pictures, you dont behave in any way that you dont want published. Didnt want topless pictures out there? Then dont go topless outside. I love this young couple but geeeez , can you say stupid, dumb?

736 days ago
118.

Kabala    

When are Queen Lizzy's t|ts gonna show up? We've now seen Harry's willy, Prince Philip's balls, Kate Middleton's bubes.... It's just a matter of time right?

736 days ago
119.

MysticalFlute    

Soooo Halle, how's France looking to you now?

736 days ago
120.

kim    

You are as bad as that publication. Why did you publish those photos? You could of just written about it. I hope they sue you too.

736 days ago
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