Last month the British Royal Family had to deal with a nekkid photo scandal when photos of a fully nude Prince Harry partying with some ladies in Las Vegas, NV hit the Internets. Today, they are dealing with another nekkid photo scandal. While vacationing in France recently, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were photographed topless. Naturally, this is not a problem for the prince but it has become a huge problem for his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge. The French magazine Closer published the photos in their new issue, much to the chagrin of the British Royal Family.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are “saddened” and “disappointed” by French tabloid magazine Closer’s decision to publish photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless in its latest issue, a source close to the royal couple tells Us Weekly. The photos are blurry and taken with a long lens, but they are clearly of the English royals, both 30, according to the BBC. The spouses, who tied the knot in April 2011, are currently visiting Kuala Lumpur Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Tour, honoring her 60 years on the British throne.
As you can see, magazines in Europe (and in France, in particular) have no problem publishing nude (or mostly nude) photos right on their covers. For the most part, many people are upset that these photos of Kate have been released … but my guess is that those same people weren’t quite so upset when the nekkid photos of Prince Harry were released. It seems clear to me that the Royal Family is very upset with both incidents and while no legal action has come from the Harry photos (at least to my knowledge), I suspect that a lawsuit of some kind will come from these Kate photos. If you want to see the uncensored photos, I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding them online somewhere. In the digital age of cameras everywhere, it seems like a good idea for famous folks (royals, in particular) to not take off their clothes in public under any circumstance.