Kate Middleton Nude Photo Scandal: Duchess Sues French Magazine Over Topless Images

royal family fights back
image
The legal battle has officially begun.

Kate Middleton and Prince William have just filed a lawsuit against the French publication that published nude photos of the Duchess of Cambridge.

A representative for St. James's Palace has released a statement saying that “legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France” on behalf of the royal couple, TMZ reports.

Details have yet to be released regarding what kind of relief they are seeking in the lawsuit.

What are the next steps for the royal family?

As Celebuzz reported, the royal family threatened legal action over the photos published today by Closer magazine in France. The photos depict a topless Middleton sunbathing while vacation with Prince William at a private chateau in France.

The palace said to be “hugely saddened” by the recent photos and have a no tolerance policy on any breaches of privacy.

St. James Palace’s statement further explained that “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.”

Closer’s editor-in-chief, Laurence Pieau has publically defended the publication and it’s decision to run the photos claiming that the media is “hypocritical” for condemning her decision. Pieau went on to say that “there are more intimate pictures that exist, that we haven’t published, and will not publish.”

Many celebs have already spoken out about the photo scandal offering support for the beloved Princess.

Fashion Police host Kelly Osbourne took to her personal Twitter to slam the publication, writing, “I feel so sorry for #KateMiddletonit’s disgusting what that French mag did to her!”

CNN anchor Piers Morgan chimed in about backlash Closer faces in publishing the photos, tweeting: “Current percentage of ‘outraged, disgusted, deeply offended’ people currently scouring internet for Kate topless pix? I’d guess at 99.999%.”

Celebuzz Single Player No Autoplay (CORE) No changes are to be made to this player
 

 

Do you support the royal couple’s decision to sue the French magazine? Sound off in our comments section below.

Discuss

Default avatar
  • shona philpot
    shona philpot

    i think its shocking that someone should invade their privatey as they are a couple that have been married for 1 year i know theyn are royalty but they are married and desevere a life not like there mum.

celebuzz
 

Top Stories

Get the Scoop

Sign up for the daily Celebuzz Newsletter and stay in the know.