Kate Middleton has been in the limelight ever since it came out that she was romantically involved with Prince William. Through the years, we have seen her handle the crazy amount of attention with grace. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been controversies.
Sadly, it seems like slip-ups are inevitable when you’re famous. Some of these surprising moments happened before she became the Duchess of Cambridge, but many of them occurred after the royal wedding. Here are seven of Kate Middleton’s most controversial moments over the years.
1. The topless photo scandal
The Duchess of Cambridge’s privacy was invaded while she was sunbathing topless in 2012. She was on vacation in France with Prince William when the paparazzi took a photo of her using a long lens. The images were later published through French media.
The photos obviously upset the couple. “The clandestine way in which these photographs were taken was particularly shocking to us as it breached our privacy,” Prince William’s statement read, according to People. “My wife and I thought that we could go to France for a few days in a secluded villa owned by a member of my family, and thus enjoy our privacy.”
The royal couple requested $1.9 million in damages from Closer magazine and the daily newspaper, La Provence.