We think it's safe to say that SONY didn't have the best 2014.
Honestly, we're surprised we can't hear the Queen's screams yet.
But hers wasn't the effect of reckless partying…
The darling Duchess was enjoying a PRIVATE vacation with her husband on a PRIVATE estate when the paps caught her topless from afar and went snap-snap-snap!
The photos were then sold to Closer magazine, who decided to publish the four-page spread as well as an XXX cover!
"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."
Hope Closer is ready!! Cuz the Palace means business!!
As we've lamented before, it's really sad that such a thing had to take place in the same country where Princess Diana's tragic paparazzi fate happened.
France is a beautiful place (with super strict photog laws btw), but we wouldn't blame the royals if they were hesitant to visit again soon after this!
[Image via WENN.]