The French magazine Closer published a series of photos of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, sunbathing topless on Friday, dealing a fresh blow to the royal family as it tries to move on from a scandal over naked shots of Prince Harry.
Closer, a weekly round-up of celebrity gossip, ran a five-page spread
of photos of Middleton relaxing topless with Prince William on a
balcony at a 19th century hunting lodge in southern France it said is
owned by a son of the late Princess Margaret.
Under the headline “Oh my God!”, the photos show the Duchess removing
her bikini top then relaxing on a sun lounger, apparently oblivious to
paparazzi lurking nearby as the pair vacationed at the property in early
The publication reopens a debate over the privacy of Britain’s royal
family and the freedom of the press just weeks after a U.S. website
published grainy photos of William’s younger brother Harry cavorting
naked in a Las Vegas hotel room.
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