PRINCE William has vowed Kate Middleton won’t have to suffer the same press intrusion as his late mother did.
The Duke of Cambridge was left furious after pictures of his sexy wife sunbathing topless while holidaying in a private chateau in France were published in French magazine Closer and he now wants to do all he can to protect Catherine’s privacy.
Those close to him say he doesn’t want Kate to be followed by photographers everywhere she goes like Princess Diana was, as he believes the paparazzi contributed to her death in a Paris car crash in 1997.
“He lost his mother to the foreign photographers, he will do absolutely everything in his power to prevent the same thing happening to Kate,” said Vivienne Parry – a close friend of Diana’s.
“Don’t imagine for a minute that William, who puts a huge amount of effort into protecting Kate, will take this lying down. He made sure she was surrounded with a great team and they had time alone together in Anglesey to help her adapt to the storm ahead.
“And now here is a magazine, owned by that ‘bunga-bunga’ sleazeball Silvio Berlusconi piercing the heart of the citadel he has erected to protect his wife. There might have been a time when photographers could get away with pictures of the royal family because they never took legal action, but William is different. He will protect Kate. It is his duty above all to her but also to the memory of his mother.”
Meanwhile, William made the decision to sue French Closer.
“By setting a precedent and suing Closer, Prince William is making a stand for the future,” a source revealed.
“He told Kate that enough was enough, especially after what happened recently with Harry, and that he had to protect his wife and any kids they have in the future.
“He grew up in the media glare with his mom, Diana, and is well aware that he has to do something to ensure the Duchess of Cambridge’s security and right to privacy.
“But they’re in two camps over this. Kate didn’t want William to go nuts over the topless photos. She said she didn’t mind turning a blind eye to them because they will soon be forgotten about.
“However, William wants to go after Closer and put an end to press invasion once and for all.”
The statement released by the Palace said “legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France” by the royal couple, describing the publication of the pictures as “grotesque and totally unjustifiable.”
Closer published the photos of Kate without her bikini top, which were taken while they were sunbathing around the swimming pool of Château d’Autet, the private residence of the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley in Luberon, France.
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