(LONDON) — Just when the furor over Prince Harry’s naked romp in a Las Vegas hotel room seemed to have subsided, comes news that a French magazine has published topless photos of his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.
According to Britain’s Mirror, the French magazine Closer claims to have exclusive photos of Middleton topless on the terrace of a guest house in France. The royal couple was in France last week.
The Closer website shows an image of the magazine’s front cover with a pixilated woman with dark hair about to remove her bikini top. The magazine claims it is Middleton.
Middleton and her husband, Prince William, are said to be “saddened” by the news. The couple, whose official title is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are on a tour of Southeast Asia and are currently in Malaysia.
The Mirror reports the two were told about the French publication’s plans to publish the photos on Friday.
A source tells the newspaper, “They’re saddened their privacy has been breached — if it has been breached. It’s very disappointing.”
The source added, “We will talk to our lawyers in London and counterparts in Paris to see what options are available.”
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Andreas Preuss, CNN
Susan Scutti, CNN