Kate Middleton on vacation in France just before dropping her top.

Kate Middleton, the future queen of England, is topless in a French magazine this morning (Sept. 14) amid outrage at Buckingham place as the royal family once again is confronted by an uproar of the behavior of the next generation to take the throne.

Prince William and Kate are said to be furious at what they consider a gross invasion of privacy. The photos were taken on a private estate owned by their uncle.

The royal couple are currently in Kuala Lumpur as representatives of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Kate Middleton Topless Photos Published

Kate Middleton is caught in another royal uproar over topless photos of her published in France. They follow publication of nude photos of Prince Harry partying in Las Vegas. Click the photo to see Kate topless.

French magazine Closer said it would publish the photos yesterday in the latest edition of its gossip magazine, one of France’s largest. The spread includes more than a dozen photos.

The photographs, which are grainy, suggesting they were taken at a great distance, were taken in Provence at Chateau D’Aulet owned by Lord Linley, the Queen’s nephew. William and Kate were getting some R&R before their worldwide trip.

“Their sadness has turned to anger and disbelief as we have learnt more about the photographs. We believe a red line has been crossed and we are consulting the French lawyers to see what, if any, action can be taken,” a spokesman for the royals told London’s Daily Mail.

William and Kate have seen the photos, as have most of Britain by now. The Duchess and her husband were described as “hurt, shocked, furious and disgusted.”

Publication of the photos come on the heels of another royal flap over nude pictures of Prince Harry cavorting with a nude women in his hotel suite in Las Vegas during a blowout party.

Check out Kate’s photos here.