Whoa! Didn't see this one coming!!
The French magazine Closer has published photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless on the private property of Lord Linley's French chateau.
Confirmed as the real deal by the palace, the royals are naturally DEEPLY UPSET by the photographs!
St. James Palace has issued a statement regarding the unfortunate matter, which reads:
"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 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. 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."
Ugh!! Awkward all around!!
The magazine published the photos with the headline, "Oh my God! Les photos qui vont faire le tour de monde!" That translates to "the photos that will go around the world!"
And sure enough… they are…
Check out the cover of Closer (below)!
The photos were taken just last week during the Duke and Duchess' private holiday at the Queen's nephew's estate. So cArAzAe!!
Kate's having quite the week with this and the preggerz rumors!!
[Image via Mavrix Online.]
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