The former Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, reportedly is distressed that topless photos of her were to appear in a French magazine Friday. William and those at the palace aren't too thrilled about it, either.
The latest royal show of skin follows a recent scandal involving Catherine's brother-in-law, Prince Harry, who was shown in photos with a bare bum, etc., bending over a young woman. The nudity was part of a game of strip pool during a princely visit to Las Vegas.
There was no strip pool in this case, but there was a swimming pool. The duke and duchess were apparently sunbathing during a vacation in Provence last week. Kate took off her top (no messy tan lines), and a photographer used a long lens to capture the sight, according to the Telegraph.
The U.K. news outlet quotes a "royal source" as saying the pair were "saddened" at having their privacy invaded. In addition, palace officials were set to contact lawyers in France to verify the photos were genuine and see what could be done about them. The cat's out of the bag, though, as the magazine's website reportedly showed teaser pictures of Kate allegedly removing a white bikini top. (This could not be verified independently Friday morning as the site appears to be down -- swamped by looky-loos, no doubt.)