When Trump Tweaked Kate Over Topless Pics, Royal Ruckus Ensued

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, smile in the Royal Box at the Centre court during the men's singles quarter final tennis match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Jannik Sinner on the ninth day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2022. - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A new biography of King Charles III claims that after Kate Middleton was surreptitiously photographed sunbathing topless in 2012, comments by Donald Trump set off a royal hullabaloo.
  • At the time, Trump tweeted: “Kate Middleton is great–but she shouldn’t be sunbathing in the nude–only herself to blame.”
  • He added: ‘Who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!’
  • Author Christopher Andersen wrote: “Trump’s criticism of Kate resulted in what one Clarence House butler referred to as “torrents of profanity” from both Prince Charles and his sons.”

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