The Palace is speaking out about the topless photos of Kate Middleton that were published in French magazine Closer on Thursday.
The pictures were taken during William and Kate’s private holiday in France.
Via People, a statement from a St. James’s Palace spokesman says, “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.”
According to People, the statement also noted that officials on behalf of the royal couple are considering their legal options.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently on a goodwill trip to Asia.
“The Duke and Duchess remain focused currently on their Tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on behalf of HM The Queen,” the statement added.
A rep for the editorial director of ’Closer’ suggests that they were not wrong to publish the photos saying, “The photographs we have selected are by no means degrading. They show a beautiful, in love, modern holidaying young couple, in their normal life. The article reports on the couple’s recent stay in the South of France”.
UPDATE: It looks as if The Royal Family will go after Closer, as a spokesperson for St James Palace says, “St James’s Palace confirms that legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge against the Publishers of Closer Magazine France.”
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