Scandals: #1 Kate Middleton photos

Christopher Wilson
Kate Middleton Photo Scandal
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was forced into legal action when a French magazine published photos of her sunbathing on holiday. (Chris Radburn/AP Photo)

Our top scandal is a familiar tale: A beloved princess and some unwanted photographic attention. The former Kate Middleton, wife of the future king of England, was on holiday at a private home in France when a photographer captured grainy images of the duchess sunbathing topless. The French magazine Closer printed the images, prompting a lawsuit from the royal family.