Prince Harry shrugs of naked photo scandal to focus on his army career

It seems like only yesterday Prince Harry's naked antics in Vegas threatened to damage his image, but now Kate Middleton is in the news for appearing topless.

Closer France magazine has published pictures which it's claimed show Kate's bare boobs and also her bottom, as she sunbathes with husband Prince William in Provence.

Editor Laurence Pieau declares: 'We have to say that after Closer magazine comes out, Harry is going to feel a lot less alone'.

But Kate Middleton, 30, who is currently in Malaysia with Wills on their Diamond Jubilee tour, is riding the controversy out with a smile on her face.

And Combat-clad Captain Harry Wales, as he's known in the army, gave the thumbs-up as he clambered on to a helicopter on Friday and left the UK.

From his army base Camp Bastion in Oxfordshire he flew to Afghanistan, where he'll be a co-pilot gunner.

Harry laughed off the Vegas incident, joking at the WellChild Awards in London on 3 September that he was 'never one to be shy in coming forward', to applause and laughter from the audience.

We're sure Kate will keep smiling, too...

Read more about Kate Middleton and also Prince Harry in Now magazine dated 17 September 2012 - out now!

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