September 15, 2012 5:03 AM EST
Closer Magazine Editor, Not Sorry For Publishing Kate Middleton Topless Photos [SLIDESHOW]
The editor of the French magazine that published scandalous topless photos of Kate Middleton seems to be calm and unapologetic about the publication's daring move.
Closer Magazine made a big splash when it published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge while in a remote house in Provence, France. Finding out while on an important 10-day Asian tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were startled with the shocking press fiasco that terrorized their privacy and decency.
The power and influence of the Royal family are not factors that affect Laurence Pieau, the editor of the said French magazine. The editor boldly stated that the reaction towards the scoop became "disproportionate." Pieau compared the situation with Prince Harry's naked Las Vegas party photos, saying that this kind of uproar is unnecessary.
"Two weeks ago, there were the pictures of Prince Harry that had been published by the English press. So one shouldn't be hypocritical. And those were pictures that were degrading and far more hot than those that we're publishing." said Pieau in a report.
Adding insult to the injury, Pieau further justified the magazine's decision to release the photos, even saying that the ones published were timid compared to the photos kept in the dark.
"We're in the celebrity press business and we know that these images are full of joy, not degrading and concern a princess who is pretty and is making the whole world dream." added Pieau in the same post.
The Royals believe Closer crossed a "red line," and should expect charges as soon as discussions are finalized with French lawyers.
"Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner." said a palace representative.
"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." the representative added.
View the slideshow to see images of the infamous Closer Magazine issue on newsstands and other photos of the Duke and Duchess on their Asian tour.