The Culture Kate Middleton photos: Reminder of long reach of the public eye (+video)

Topless Kate Middleton photos in a French gossip magazine – less than a month after Prince Harry's nude Las Vegas photos went viral on the web – rip the relative decorum that had surrounded the royal couple.

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French magazine Closer published a series of photos of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, sunbathing topless on Friday, dealing a fresh blow to the royal family as it tries to move on from a scandal over naked shots of Prince Harry.