Kate Middleton topless scandal "boosted" her confidence?
The Duchess hit the headlines last month when French Closer magazine printed exposing images of her on holiday with Prince William.
And though the furious couple have claimed it was a gross invasion of privacy, it seems Kate has managed to see an up-side to the drama.
Showbiz Spy reports a source said: “Kate has always been insecure about her body.
“While she wasn’t amused that the world’s media published photos of her topless and naked, she has been given something of a boost from the whole scandal.
“Kate has seen some of the positive comments about her body on the internet. It’s made her feel much more positive. But she’ll be more careful in the future.”
Kate and Wills, both 30, were relaxing at the Chateau D'Autet in Provence - a magnificent building set in 640 acres and owned by the Queen's nephew - when the exposing snaps were taken.
The photos showed the royal couple by the pool, with Kate rubbing lotion into Wills' back, her breasts on full show.In another, her top had fallen down or she is about to remove it.
And Kate's embarrassment continued this week when pictures of her without her bikini bottoms on were printed in Denmark's Se Og Hor magazine.
Editor Kim Henningsen attempted to justify her decision to make the shocking images public: "It's a set of unique photos from an A-class celebrity.
"We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark, and it is my job to publish them. If the British royal family want to sue us, then it will happen then and we'll deal with it."