Princess Diana's son, the Duke, and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge are "saddened," angry as French magazine Closer published topless photos of Prince William's wife, Duchess Kate.
Sources close to the family say,
"We certainly feel a red line's been crossed"
A statement from a St. James's Palace spokesman says,
"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 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."
Adding that officials acting on their behalf are considering legal options, the statement says:
"The Duke and Duchess remain focused currently on their Tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on behalf of HM The Queen."
Kate has announced plans to hit back with une grande slap legalese, suing Closer for unspecified damages. The crux of the complaint: That a photographer invaded Kate's privacy by shooting her from a roadside a half-mile away, using a long-lens camera.
This is the third time in a month that the Royal Family has been exposed. William's younger brother, Prince Harry was caught exposing his own body parts too.... playing nude poker in Las Vegas!
He's since been shipped by the Royal Family over to fight in Afghanistan.
UPDATES: The Duchess' topless photos have now spread to three countries, adding Ireland and Italy. The Royal Family lawyers are attemping to put the photographer in jail.