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These Topless Photos of Kate Middleton Put Us at Two for Three on Royal Nudie Pic Scandals [NSFW] (UPDATED)

Originally Published: Sept. 14, 8:07 a.m.

Total Pageviews: 7,073,930

Curated by: Max Read

The Backstory, from Max Read:

I was up early dicking around on the computer when the story broke. "Are you online?" I emailed AJ, who was in Hungary. "hit me," he wrote back. "not online but not tripping yet." I explained the situation: "some french magazine just published kate middleton paparazzi topless photos… we keep the splash image safe for work, right?" "Yea," he replied. "Bars over boobs on top, free boob bottom." And that was how I won my first Pulitzer.


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