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Kate ready to move on following topless scandal

- October 5th, 2012
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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiles during a fatale, a singing and dancing event, in Funafuti on Tuvalu on Sept. 18 during a royal tour. (Photo: Tony Prcevich/AFP)

The Duchess of Cambridge has a busy week ahead of her – and some people no doubt are hoping her six engagements in three days will help remind the public Kate is more than the subject of a topless photo scandal.

The Telegraph reports Kate’s hectic schedule is all in preparation for her to become a full-time working member of the royal family by next summer.

“During the next few months the duchess will be doing her own research and making private visits to charities to consider whether there are other areas where she can provide support and more patronages she can take on next year,” a source told the paper.

The news comes as the scandal involving naked photos of Kate continues to make headlines, particularly in tabloid newspapers and gossip websites. Last weekend, a Danish magazine published bottomless shots of Kate from the same set of photos published by the French magazine, Closer. The photos were taken while she and Prince William were on a private vacation in France and caused outrage because it was clear Will and Kate were unaware the photos were taken or that they were being watched.

A new YouGov’s EuroTrack survey has found 80% of respondents in Britain said it was wrong Closer magazine published the topless photos. People in France were a bit more lax, but 60% still said the magazine was wrong.

The majority of people in the U.K. (69%), Germany (55%), and France (55%) also supported the royal family’s decision to sue the magazine.

But support for legal action was lower in Nordic countries, were 43% of people in Sweden, 39% in Finland and 45% of people in Norway said they should go ahead with a lawsuit.

The survey also found 73% of respondents in England said the media has been too intrusive, and just 15% say the media strikes the right balance between privacy and the public’s right to know. But in Norway, just 38% say the media is too intrusive.

While the photos of Kate continue to generate buzz, she’s also making headlines for the clothes she keeps on – she is being credited with helping boost the profits of Alexander McQueen by 27%, Marie Claire reported. Her wedding dress was designed by the fashion house and she has worn a number of dresses from the label since becoming the Duchess of Cambridge.

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3 comments

  1. Kate | October 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Why is this continually referred to as a “scandal”? There is nothing scandalous in removing ones clothing in private with one’s husband. The scandal is that these perverts with the camera are not being charged with voyuerism

  2. Marnie | October 7, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I wish the Press would leave the poor woman alone. She has been “pregnant” numerous times – all the BS that is printed. Leave her alone to live and love her life and William.

  3. J | October 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Does the title refer to you “Kate” or her “Kate” ?

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