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Kate Middleton nude photo scandal intensifies as topless pics are published

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The Kate Middleton nude photo scandal has reached another level as French magazine Closer called the Royals' bluff and published the topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge. The magazine decided to run with the more tasteful photos, according to the editor, Laurence Pieau, even though they had "more intimate pictures" of the Catherine and William at their getaway in France. And the response? Kate and Prince William have filed suit, according to TMZ.

The details of the lawsuit aren't available as yet, but Pieau defended the magazine's decision of publishing the nude photos, calling the backlash the magazine has received from the media "hypocritical."

The photos were taken of the Prince William and Kate Middleton, while they were sunbathing at an private estate in France owned by the Queen's nephew, Lord Linley. St. James Palace issued a statement regarding the photos as soon as the Royals got wind of their existence.

"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," the statement read, in part. The condemnation went on to talk about the Royals' reasonable expectation of privacy and included a threat of legal action: "Officials acting on behalf of their royal highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to the Duke and Duchess."

Now it seems that the Royal couple have acted on the threat...

Closer has a sister magazine in the UK which has refused to publish the topless photos of Kate Middleton, due to a strong public backlash in Britain.

Prince William and his wife of a year are hardly ever out of the public eye, however, their every move photographed and recorded as they go about their daily lives. Middleton has become quite the trend-setter in fashion as well, her every clothing choice scrutinized, criticized, and often emulated. And now it appears that her lack of clothing, at least on one particular occasion, will be scrutinized as well. Even the Closer cover title exclaimed that the photos would be seen around the world.

Middleton's nude photo scandal comes quickly on the heels of Prince Harry's nude romp in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. Photos of the totally naked Harry, Prince William's younger brother and the duchess' brother-in-law, went viral as the scandal rocked Buckingham Palace.

Incidentally, it was Kate Middleton who reportedly spoke up for Harry's seemingly untoward behavior on his visit to the US. According to Look, after Prince William scolded his brother via telephone for the embarrassment to the Royals, she begged him to not be overly hard on Harry and suggested they offer him sympathy and support to get him through the scandal.

It now appears that Prince Harry just might be able to reciprocate.

The topless photo scandal erupted while William and Kate were on a world-wide jaunt celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. Besides France, their schedule included traveling to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu in the Ellice Islands before returning to the UK.

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