Kate Middleton's Nude Photo Scandal Is So Much Worse Than Prince Harry's (VIDEO)

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kate middletonThe Duchess of Cambridge's got it all -- the fame, the fancy clothes, the real-life dashing Prince for a husband ... Most days, it's easy to wish you were Kate Middleton. But not today. Today is a dark day for Kate and Wills, thanks to a bold-as-hell French tabloid, Closer. The publication clearly had no qualms about publishing very candid paparazzi shots of Kate sunbathing topless on the private property of Lord Linley's French chateau. It's an utter scandal ... just like what happened when Prince Harry was caught running around in the buff in Las Vegas last month, right? 

WRONG! Of course both incidents are making the Queen's hair stand on end, but lumping them together as the very same thing is completely ridiculous. And yet, since the Kate story broke, the comparison has been cropping up all over.

Sure, both incidents involve media outlets feeling they were well within their rights to publish naked pics of the young royals, and whether or not they were right to do that in either instance is up for debate. But there's a key, obvious, and crucial differences between the two scandals ... Harry brought his shameful scandal upon himself! As The Sun noted:

We believe Harry has compromised his own privacy. These are not pictures of him and a girlfriend at Balmoral. The Prince was in Vegas, the party capital of a country with strong freedom-of-speech laws, frolicking in the pool before inviting strangers to his hotel room for a game of strip billiards.

On the other hand, Kate and William did absolutely nothing to compromise their own privacy. They were on private property when the shots were taken and likely had no clue that they were at risk of being photographed. It's SUCH a "grotesque," "unjustifiable" (as it's been called) invasion of privacy. Not to mention that it's downright eerie, especially considering how the paparazzi used to terrorize Princess Diana -- something Wills is trying so hard to protect Kate from.

Ugh. Can you imagine what it must feel like to think your privacy might always be compromised in this creepy way? My heart really goes out to Wills and Kate. But to party boy Harry? Sorry, not so much.

Here's a fantastic Reuters report that breaks down the scandal ...

Do you agree Harry was totally to blame for his scandal, whereas Kate was clearly not?

Image via Reuters/5MinuteMedia

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mustb... mustbeGRACE

I feel so sorry for her.

She doesn't deserve this kind of stress and ill treatment.

She has tried to do everything right and now this.

I really wish she had kept her top on.

Fortunately, she's so skinny,  I'm sure her itty-bitty boobs will only look like muffin tops.

I feel bad for her.

nonmember avatar Guest

The French magazine claimed that "they were in clear view of the road" as a "defense".

Having some knowledge of photography, the depth of field, view angle and (contributing factors) nature of the graininess and blur, clearly indicate the photos were taken at extreme range with a LOT of magnification from a telephoto lens.

nonmember avatar Grettaj

But why must the royals get naked on vacation?

cmjaz cmjaz

What's the difference between her pic and someone using a telephoto lens to take pics of you in your shower and then publish them? There is no difference. Kate needs to sue the newspaper that published them and bankrupt them. Then she needs to bring criminal charges on the photographer.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

It is common to sunbathe topless in European countries. It wouldn't have been anything out of the norm for her- and not something she should have had to worry about.


nonmember avatar Gretta

If it is so common, then why does she care about the pictures?

April... AprilJune

It's also common to shower naked, but that doesn't mean you want your picture taken and splashed across tabloid covers.

Gofer... Gofergirl

I also feel badly for her, but she has to always remember that she is going to be photographed when she is in public view. Evidently, a road was nearby so it didn't matter that she was in a private estate. ITs sad, but she just has to watch herself.


Anoth... AnotherKim

They were on private property. The photographer used a telephoto lens. It is a gross invasion of privacy. I heard that the guy took pictures of them having sex too. How sick is that!

Carla Myers

I think it is disguiting. I hope the newspapergoes bank rupt. They are a married couple that deserve to have their privacy. What they do in their private lives is nobodys damn business. They serve the Queen wit grace and dignity and these pictures are a n embarassement and a betray to theroyal familI hope the newspaper looses everything they have. Isn't the death of William mother enough fodder for one family. Catherine is a high class eloquent lady and does not need this kind of publicity. Tey were alone in a private hunting lodge and their privacy should have been honored I hope the person that took tese picture only for money the scumbag goes to jail for along time. I dont blame Catherine a bit I would do the same. She has carried on with grace and aplomb. She has real class

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