As The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepared for the second day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a piece of news dampened their 14th September morning.
A French magazine (Closer) reportedly said that they were planning to feature topless photos of Kate in its latest edition. The said long-lens shots are “the photos that the world can’t wait to see; The Duchess of Cambridge topless on a guesthouse terrace”, which were taken during a private holiday at a relative’s (Lord Linley the Queen’s nephew). Both Prince William and Kate were saddened by the shocking news.
This brings back horrifying memories of Prince William’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, who struggled for many years with the intense media attention and eventually died on a car crash while fleeing from the paparazzi.
William has never been a fan of the media or the paparazzi and he has solid, good reasons for that. As it is, William’s brother, Harry, suffered less than a month ago from a similar kind of embarrassing “exposure”.
The monarchy, who has also been alerted, and lawyers in France are currently investigating before deciding on the next course of action. (Source)
Meanwhile, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Asia-Pacific tour in Malaysia continues.
Early this morning, and with bright smiles, the beautiful couple made their first ever trip to an Islamic place of worship in Kuala Lumpur. It was a big step for the young royalties, who one day will head the Church of England.
She looked like a million dollars in a scarf draped over her head and a simple white Beulah London dress. Shoes off too, might we add.
After which, Prince William and Kate continued on to KLCC Park for the cultural fair. Hundreds of Malaysians turned up to catch a glimpse of Their Royal Highnesses – some were even lucky enough to have had the chance to shake their hands.
It was a huge welcome for The Duke and Duchess. Clearly, they’ve won the hearts of Malaysians by just being there.
Will and Kate then continued the cultural walkabout, witnessing performances and dances before heading off to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre for a lunch hosted by the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. It was attended by a crowd of more than 1,000 invited guests and business figures.
At the grand lunch, Prince William joked, “I’d just like to say how delicious lunch was, but I was delighted to see that durian wasn’t on the menu. Having tasted it yesterday, I feared for the safety of the people I met thereafter”. (Source)
Trust William to have such a sense of humour
Following which, the royal couple made their way over to the official residence of the British High Commissioner to attend a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party. Also present at the party were special guests such as Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh, Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, Dato’ Jimmy Choo, and badminton pride Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
And that wraps up the young royalties’ Kuala Lumpur trip.
Immediately after the Diamond Jubilee Tea Party, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang to catch their flight to Sabah. They are expected to tour Danum Valley, the world’s largest remaining rainforest.
Safe travels, Will and Kate!