When in France . . .
On the heels of Prince Harry's nude photos, Kate got her a scandal of her own. In 2012, photos of Kate sunbathing topless were published in a French magazine. The images were taken with a long lens during her getaway in Provence with Prince Williams, and the royal family came to her defense, angry at the invasion of William and Kate's privacy.
Reps for the palace released a statement:
"We certainly feel a red line's been crossed. . . . 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."
Following the publication of the photos, French officials pursued the magazine's publisher and photographer on criminal charges.