Kate Middleton, Prince William Still Smiling Despite Nude Photo Scandal
Despite their recent troubles, Kate Middleton and Prince William looked cheerful as ever when they arrived at the Honiara International Airport in the Solomon Islands September 16. The spouses of nearly 17 months received a traditional welcome from Island Warriors as they deplaned.
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The royal couple, both 30, then traveled via a special boat vehicle to the St. Barnabas Cathedral, where they were greeted by more than 60,000 admirers. When they reached their destination, they attended a Jubilee service of thanksgiving conducted by the Archbishop of Melanesia, David Vunagi.
Middleton looked prim and proper in a blue patterned dress by Jonathan Saunders and a gray bespoke hat by Jane Taylor. During the service, she cooled herself with a fan left on her pew by her hosts, while her husband fanned himself with a copy of the order of service, an onlooker tells Us Weekly.
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Though photos of Middleton sunbathing topless were recently published in the French tabloid magazine Closer, she and her husband have not let it interfere with their pre-scheduled tour of Asia Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Tour, celebrating her 60 years on the British throne. The couple are said to be "furious," "saddened" and "disappointed" by the unauthorized photos being released, a source recently told Us.
A palace rep said September 14, "St James' Palace confirms that legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge against the publishers of Closer Magazine France."
Sadly for the spouses, on Saturday, Italian magazine Chi -- which is owned by the same parent company as Closer -- told CNN it plans to publish an additional 26 pages of their private vacation on September 17.