Kate Middleton is pretty furious over some VERY topless pics taken of her from the French magazine Closer!
And she should be. The photos were taken while the Princess was on vacation with hubby Prince William while vacationing last week at a French chateau owned by the Queen’s nephew, Lord Linley. The pics show Kate taking off her bikini top while hanging out with William, sunning and lounging!
And of course, almost moments after the photos were released to the public, the Royal family had some pretty choice words! Here they are, in an excerpt via TMZ:
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 counterpart which immediately issued statements saying that it was NOT cool with what was going on with the French version.
Closer UK said that 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.”