Long-lens shots of the Duchess of Cambridge taken while she and William were on vacation in Provence, in the south of France last week, were printed in the gossip magazine Closer on Friday. A statement from the palace said the pair were "hugely saddened" by the publication, adding that William and Kate "had every expectation of privacy in the remote house" where they were sunbathing at the time the pictures were taken. According to a report in Reuters, Closer's editor-in-chief Laurence Pieau defended the "beautiful series" of photos. "There's been an over-reaction to these photos. What we see is a young couple, who just got married, who are very much in love, who are splendid," Pieau told French BFM television, adding that the magazine had more 'intimate' shots from the same series that it chose not to publish.
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