Closer Editor: "Kate Topless Pics Are Not Degrading"
Laurence Pieau has defended the mags decision to publish the snaps...
The editor of the French magazine at the centre of Kate Middleton's topless picture scandal has defended the decision to publish the images, stating they are "not in the least shocking".
Earlier today (14th September), it emerged that Prince William on a private holiday to Provence, showing Kate exposing her breasts while sunbathing.
Now, Prince Harry in Las Vegas that hit the net last month.
Pieau told The AFP: "One shouldn't dramatise these pictures. The reaction has been a little disproportionate. It is a young couple that has just been married. They are in love. They are beautiful. She is the princess of the 21st century.
"These are pictures that are full of joy. They are not degrading. Similarities have been drawn with the [nude] pictures of Prince Harry. They are not similar. These are not degrading."
She continued: "Honestly I don't know of a single celebrity magazine in the world that would not have run these pictures had they had them. They wouldn't have hesitated two seconds before running. Once should not be hypocritical.
"I won't hide the fact that there are more intimate pictures that exist that we haven't published and will not publish. Probably other newspapers will choose to publish them, but that was not our choice".
St James' Palace has since issued a statement regarding the topless images of Middleton, comparing the incident to the press treatment of Wills' mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car chase with paparazzi in Paris back in 1997.