Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is perhaps the last woman on earth one would expect to find involved in any kind of scandal, but her popularity means some would do anything to get close to her. A French publication is running topless photos of Prince William’s wife.
Closer, the mag in question, is about to come under serious legal fire from the Royal Family for printing the embarrassing photos in its latest issue, the Daily Mail
For the time being, only the online preview issue is out, but it clearly shows that the print version will run the photos.
That in itself would probably not be so bad, but the photos were taken from a great distance with a good lens. Kate and William were on vacation on a private island so, by all means, this is invasion of privacy at its worst.
This explains why the Royal Family is now considering legal action against the tab.
“Their sadness has turned to anger and disbelief as we have learnt more about the photographs. We believe a red line has been crossed and we are consulting the French lawyers to see what, if any, action can be taken,” a spokesperson for the couple says for the Mail.
Sources close to the couple also reveal that both Kate and William were “hurt, shocked, furious and disgusted” when they found out that they had been photographed on what they believed was a very private moment.
Their anger and disbelief doubled when word got back to them that a magazine would actually publish the photos.
“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 Royal couple says in a statement.
“The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so,” adds the same.
“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 statement further notes.
As of now, no word from Closer.