Added by Monique Robinson on September 14, 2012
Closer, a French magazine, published topless photos on Friday of Kate Middleton – also known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – while on vacation with her husband, Prince William while they were on vacation in Provence, France – popular among celebrities.
The photos were taken by a paparazzi photographer while the couple were sunbathing in a remote villa in a resort called Chateau d’Adtet. Although the photos were taken last week, the magazine published them on Friday.
The couple’s press office said, in part, “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.”
A source close to the matter said there had been no breach of safety or security. The source said, “If two public figures chose to strip off in full view of a public road then they can expect to be pictured.”
The photos were not published in Britain initially, yet have since become more broadly available.
The photos are being published just after nude photos of Prince Harry appeared online.
Photo credit: Closer magazine – www.closermag.fr