Kate nude pics 'grotesque', says palace

2012-09-14 12:57
London -The publication by a French magazine of topless pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine is "grotesque and totally unjustifiable", their office St James's Palace said on Friday.

The couple, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were particularly upset because it was reminiscent of the press treatment of William's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, it said.

"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 palace said in a statement.

"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."

The French version of Closer magazine on Friday printed grainy photos showing a fit Catherine wearing just the bottoms of a black and white bikini while on holiday with William at a private house in Provence in the south of France.


  • leoniemollentze - 2012-09-14 13:11

    Seriously? Who writes your headlines & does your copy editing?

  • Frank Hublot Einstein - 2012-09-14 13:12

    she shud keep her bikini tops on, it would not kill her

      jacowium - 2012-09-14 14:16

      You really sound like the life and soul of the party (not). Oh, to live a life according to the moral righteousness of others, every single moment of the day, even in a private environment... is that the life you want to dictate to others (whether they're royalty or not)?

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-14 16:06

      Royal Jugs

      jack.shiels - 2012-09-15 11:21

      @jacowium that is a rather big assumption...?

      goyougoodthing - 2012-09-15 16:26

      He has a point. Keep it on and avoid this. Take it off, show us your tits and expect this. It's not rocket science.

  • maria.fourie.102 - 2012-09-14 13:15

    Go Kate!! While it is sad that they do not have any privacy...it also doesn't matter what they do. If you've got it, flaunt it.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-09-15 16:27

      Poor little princess.

  • kooskanmar - 2012-09-14 13:23

    Royal boobs - That's so yesterday. Please show us something fresh - I'm getting bored here.

  • peter.gibbs.5895 - 2012-09-14 13:33

    If you take them out someone is going to see them and then you musn't cry.They"were particularly upset because it was reminiscent of the press treatment of William's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales." Don't put yourselves in the same position as Diana as you will get the same result. YOU ARE IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD.....WAKE UP!

      LanfearM - 2012-09-15 13:16

      Oh please! They were at a private home. What right did the photographer to sneak illegally onto the property and take photos with the express intent of having them published and making a buck? None! If she was on a public beach, or on a yacht full of people, that will be different.

  • vicky.vangemert - 2012-09-14 15:44

    Surely there are serious matters that deserve the effort and relentlessness of these so-called "journalists" ? Cripes - The girl has done nothing wrong. I am confronted by geriatrics going topless on PUBLIC beaches every day where I live and believe me with everything on them going south, I'm scarred for life! The royal family should ignore the whole lot and treat it with the disdain this sort of behaviour (by so-called journalists) deserve.

  • lielie.smit - 2012-09-14 15:55

    it's just boobs, we all have them, all shapes and sizes, as long as you don't look like a Picasso, or a double HH( shame), really nothing special

      vickers.vermeulen - 2012-09-15 13:52

      Nope I don't. But the love of my life does have a lovely pair ;-)

  • lielie.smit - 2012-09-14 15:58

    in the words of my teenage daughter " what make her boobs so special, does she wear mini tiaras for nipple rings?" oh the youth of today!!!!

  • michael.j.anderson.144 - 2012-09-15 07:17

    Oh boo fkng hoo, poor royal couple. Parasites that suck the marrow from our world

      LanfearM - 2012-09-15 13:15

      You don't have any idea of the billions of pounds the British royals generate in tourism. Obviously not.

      jay.kganyago.5 - 2012-09-16 03:08

      Michael is right, the royal family suck tens if not hundreds of millions of pounds a year from taxpayers. The only "grotesque" thing is how this small privileged elite continue to live such a lavish lifestyle partly at massive expense to taxpayers, and only because of lineage that ties them to historical despotic monarchies that ruled tyrannically over the same public that now fawningly gush over them even as their tax money is taken. What makes them more special than everyone else? They are living anachronisms. Let them get jobs like everyone else and earn their living.

  • kaapse.skollie.7 - 2012-09-15 08:16

    Kate's nude pics grotesque? Come on, she's not so bad.

  • juanita.dejong.35 - 2012-09-15 08:52

    Give these poor people a break and respect their privacy!!!

      jay.kganyago.5 - 2012-09-16 03:09

      "Poor"? You mean apart from the fact that they're rich beyond belief, never have to work a day in their lives, and live a life of luxury at taxpayer expense with servants doing everything for them?

  • clivegoss - 2012-09-15 12:14

    Now who in his/her right and reasonable mind give a continental ?

  • atholl.hay - 2012-09-16 08:29

    What a violation! I hope William and Kate sue the a$$es off these pathetic, sleazeball tabloids so that they're forced to close down.

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-09-16 10:33

    Is the palace saying Kate's tits are grotesque? What the hell was she thinking taking her top off in the first place? "Doors to manual!"

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-09-16 11:13

    I'm sure she has a banginging set of titties. No need to get all on ur high horse about it. Just cause u a royal does that mean ur sh#t don't stink?

  • pisciotta - 2012-09-16 14:31

    SA should be proud. Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhek has bigger tits than Kate. But who want's to see them.

  • robbieyahu - 2012-09-16 22:37

    royal titty ?? boring news not even worth the K/BYTES I've just wasted in this sentence .....

  • rose.mcmillan - 2012-10-16 15:34

    I hope William and Kate sue the pants off the magazine. Give the people their privacy

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