This morning we woke to the shocking news that French Closer magazine are to publish topless photos of Kate Middleton.
Kate Middleton put on her best brave face following the topless photo scandal. Copyright [PA]However, Kate Middleton has shown just how much of a pro she is, by continuing her tour of the Far East and putting on a brave face in the midst of the topless photo scandal.
[Related article: Kate Middleton topless photos to be published]
[Related article: Kate Middleton and Prince William look loved up at Olympics]
The Duchess of Cambridge shook off the whole thing by smiling her way through a tea party held especially for her and Prince William.
She looked as gorgeous as ever, with her hair in a pretty up 'do completed with pearls. She continued the dainty theme by wearing a sky blue dress with white lace overlay and her trusty nude heels.
Kate Middleton was pictured smiling, despite the invasion of privacy. Copyright [PA]Kate showed that she's a true professional when it comes to royal duties, talking and smiling her way through the visit.
However, a statement from the Palace this morning has revealed that she and Prince William are seriously angry about the topless photos.
The statement read: "The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so.
"Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them."
Kate Middleton performed her royal duties regardless. Copyright [PA]It continued: "The Duke and Duchess are saddened their privacy has been breached. It's turned the clock back 15 years. They woke up to the story this morning and have seen the photos, which were taken at a private hotel by a private swimming pool."
The cover of the magazine shows photos of Kate Middleton topless on the terrace of a private house in France. Inside there are further photos showing Kate sunbathing topless.
Despite Kate putting on a brave face, it seems that Prince William is less than impressed at the whole situation.
They were spotted leaving Kuala Lumpa after the appointment today, with a BBC journalist saying: "Prince walked up to the plane without smiling. She put her hand on his back."