By Jon Boon – Radar Reporter
And it was exactly the same when the Prince Harry naked photo scandal broke!
“The royal family has kept their legal team busy in the last few weeks, but lucky for them they don’t have to pay for their services,” a source revealed.
“Harbottle & Lewis provide the royals with legal guidance free of charge – simply because of the prestige they get from having them as their client.
“It’s held in high acclaim to be the legal firm that looks after the royal family’s best interests and has meant they have secured contracts with other high-profile clients because of that relationship.
“However, Harbottle & Lewis must be kicking themselves over that agreement. Fees for the Kate Middleton topless scandal could eventually rise to up to a million-and-a-half pounds.
“Add to that the cost of the damage control they provided for Prince Harry’s naked Las Vegas romp – they could have made an absolute killing,” the source said.
But, despite the fact Kate’s privacy has been compromised, she believes the pictures aren’t that bad and asked her beloved not to make a fuss by launching legal proceedings.
However, he made the move to protect his future family!
“By setting a precedent and suing Closer, Prince William is making a stand for the future,” a source previously revealed.
“He told Kate that enough was enough, especially after what happened recently with Harry, and that he had to protect his wife and any kids they have in the future.
“He grew up in the media glare with his mom, Diana and is well aware that he has to do something to ensure the Duchess of Cambridge’s security and right to privacy.
“But they’re in two camps over this. Kate didn’t want William to go nuts over the topless photos. She said she didn’t mind turning a blind eye to them because they will soon be forgotten about.
“However, William wants to go after Closer and put an end to press invasion once and for all,” the source said.