William jokes “I hope I don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions” as he and Kate put topless scandal behind them | Jamie Tuohy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have certainly had an eventful week and as they continued their Royal tour of South-East Asia, they put the ‘topless scandal’ behind them, as they were hoisted up 130-foot tree in Borneo.

Following the distasteful publication of pictures of Kate sunbathing topless, by French rag Closer, the Duchess managed to forget about the scandal by visiting the Danum Valley research centre in Borneo.

The work at the centre is being carried out by the Royal Society, a society of which Prince William is a patron. It is responsible for major conservation work and researches the increasing impact of deforestation, with high-level corruption being one of the main reasons for continued deforesting in Sabah.

Kate managed to look effortlessly glamorous in a casual blouse and khakis, and as she and William waited to be hoisted up a 130-foot tree, her husband joked, “Girls don’t have the same wardrobe malfunctions as men do.  I hope I don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions.”

A source close to the couple said that while they were disgusted with the grotesque actions of the French magazine, they weren’t going to let it impede upon their Royal duties.

‘The Duke and Duchess are hugely disappointed by what has happened but both feel very strongly that it should be business as usual,’ the source said.

‘They feel it has been a great success so far and have thoroughly enjoyed the places they have visited and the people they have met.

‘Even yesterday, when they were reeling from the shock of what happened, their smiles were entirely genuine.

‘They are determined to press ahead and that it should be business as usual.

It’s good to see the Royals giving the disgraceful aforementioned incident the jest it deserves. Nice one William!

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Is Lady Gaga on the Edge of Royal Glory?


For many, she is the undisputed Queen of Pop and now it seems that Lady Gaga has found her crowning glory – a £30,000 custom-made tiara.

The 26-year-old Born This Way singer purchased the tiara from high-end luxury designer Louis Vuitton after becoming obsessed with the Royals following the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The eccentric pop-star is believed to wear the item even when she is in the kitchen and carrying out domestic chores. While the part about constantly wearing the tiara may be true, Lady Gaga carrying out her own chores seems to involve more than a little stretch of the imagination? Surely one has a butler for that, dear?

Meanwhile, the star has been hitting the headlines, for playing a sample of her a new track to her “Little Monsters” – from her car!

Gaga fans went wild as she blasted a few second of the track, but her Monsters will have to wait until September for the singer to release the name of her forthcoming album. She has already a controversial, melancholy ballad, entitled Princess Die, which is an obvious pun on the late Princess Diana’s moniker.