Donald Trump's tweet about Kate Middleton's topless photos could make his British state visit very awkward
Well that's set to be one very awkward dinner.
Ahead of US President Donald Trump's upcoming state visit to Britain, there might be very awkward dinner party conversation now than an old tweet he wrote supporting the publication of topless photos of Kate Middleton has resurfaced.
Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless on private property while on holidays with her husband Prince William in France were published in 2012 and Trump was quick to blame her for posing topless to begin with, which unsurprisingly brought criticism.
"Kate Middleton is great - but she shouldn't be sunbathing in the nude - only herself to blame," Mr Trump wrote on Twitter at the time.
Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2012
The invasion of privacy and complicity case is still ongoing and the trial of six media representatives over the publication of the photos was recently delayed until May.
A number of publications around the world published the images including the French edition of Closer, which was banned from re-publishing the images and forced to hand over the originals, as well as Italian magazine Chi among others.
The couple are incredibly protective of their privacy (just this week they began building an 820 foot wall hedge around their Kensington Palace home to ensure privacy) and at the time, they issued a statement condemning the pictures.
"The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the duke and duchess for being so," a a statement in 2012 said.
On Friday, Theresa May invited Mr Trump on an official state visit on behalf of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, which has sparked protests around the UK.
"I have today been able to convey Her Majesty the Queen's hope that President Trump and the First Lady would pay a state visit to the United Kingdom later this year. I'm delighted he's accepted that invitation," Ms May said.