Kate Middleton ‘Planning Baby To Repair Image Following Topless Photo Scandal’

A new US report has claimed Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is desperate to have a baby to repair her damaged image following the scandal caused by topless and bottomless photos of the royal that were splashed across international publications in September.

The tenuous report claims Kate’s wishes to start a family is nothing more than a PR stunt to give the Duchess some positive press.

According to US website Showbiz Spy, a source said: “Kate is very aware of her public image,”

“She was worried the topless pictures might affect the way people see her.

“She’s very proud of her status as a down-to-earth fashionista, and she’s looking to hold on to it!

The insider went on: “Kate and William are longing for a baby. And Kate knows that if she did get pregnant, it would make news around the world — and detract away from the picture scandal. It’ll be win win.”

The publication of the photos wasn’t just embarrassing, Kate is said to fear she has caused irreparable damage to her relationship with husband, Prince William and the royal family.

“Kate is said to be terrified she has ruined her reputation and embarrassed her husband after she was completely exposed in a new series of intimate photos,” the insider explained.

“Since she and William met, she’s constantly been on guard against embarrassment. When they used to go away with William’s friends, Kate would lecture everyone on what not to do in case there were photographers.”

While we are sure the royal couple are keen for a baby, we doubt Kate’s public image has any influence on the decision. The royals have made it clear for months, even before the photo scandal that they are concentrating on starting a family.

In a TV interview in the run up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June the 30 year-old claimed it was his “top priority”.

“I’m just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I are looking forward to having a family in the future,” he said in an interview for US TV special The Jubilee Queen.

“I’d rather like to have children. So that’s the key thing really,” he added.

With public opinion condemning the invasion of privacy, Kate’s image has hardly been tainted by the incident. Most were outraged by the decision to print such intimate pictures of the pretty royal, showing just how popular she is, so it’s doubtful the brunette is looking for positive press.