Sarah Ferguson is coming to Kate Middleton's defense after a French magazine published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month.
"I think everyone is entitled to privacy," Sarah, a duchess herself, told Life & Style while promoting her new children's book, Ballerina Rosie, at Books of Wonder in NYC on Sept. 15. "Everyone is entitled to have protection of his or her inner space. And both of those have been violated."
Sarah faced a similar situation 20 years ago when photos surfaced of her sunbathing topless with American businessman John Bryan.
"I've been there, and I have total empathy with the beautiful lady," Sarah added. "Surely she's allowed to be able to have a moment to be alone with her husband."
Though the photos of Kate, on vacation with her husband, Prince William, in the South of France at the time, are causing stress in the royal family, the couple are putting on a brave front; they arrived in the Solomon Islands on Sept. 16 as part of their tour of southern Asia to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
This photo scandal comes about a month after the emergence of nude photos of Prince Harry, Kate's brother-in-law, partying in Las Vegas.