Kate Middleton and Prince William dance in grass skirts: pictures!

Published Tuesday, Sep 18 2012, 13:59 BST  |  By  |  2 comments
Kate Middleton looked in high spirits as she donned a grass skirt and showed off her dancing skills during the latest stop of her overseas tour.

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles as she took part in the traditional 'welcome dance' on the tiny island of Tuvalu on the last day of the Diamond Jubilee tour.

Kate Middleton in Tuvalu

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Even husband Prince William got in on the action, sporting a grass skirt of his own, as he joined the local villagers in the dance.

The beaming smiles on the royal couple come the same day a French court banned the publication of any future images of the Duchess topless.

Kate Middleton and Prince William in Tuvalu

© Rex Features



A French magazine had earlier printed images of Kate sunbathing topless, taken while she was on a private holiday with Prince William in Provence, France. But a ruling by the French courts today barred the magazine from republishing the images or passing them on to another publication in the country.

The court also ordered that the photos be handed over to the couple and removed from the magazine's website.

Kate Middleton in Tuvalu

© Rex Features



A spokesperson for St. James's Palace had earlier told Reveal: "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.

Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them."

The Duchess of Cambridge dances with locals at Vaiaku Falekaupule during a visit to Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, during a nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Picture date: Tuesday September 18, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

© Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire



But Kate and William didn't show any signs they were under the stress of a court case as they left the Solomon Islands for Tuvalu, where they were greeted by around 5,000 people on their arrival and carried on thrones to their destination!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are carried from a boat to the plane in Marau in Guadacanal Province, Solomon Islands, before departing for Tuvalu during a nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Picture date: Tuesday September 18, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wir

© Mark Large/Daily Mail/PA Wire



They had spent the previous night on the island of Tavanipupu where they reportedly enjoyed a private meal together away from the crowds and indulged in a spot of night-time snorkeling – despite heavy rainfall.

The owner of the Tavanipupu island resort, Pamela Kimberly, said she had been "astounded" by how down-to-earth the pair had been.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look on as locals dance at Vaiaku Falekaupule during a visit to Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, during a nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Picture date: Tuesday September 18, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

© Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire



"They just seemed to love it. They were happy and relaxed," she said. "When they arrived, we gave them a pina colada each made from rum, fresh pineapple juice and coconut cream. William liked it so much, we gave him another one. He had two, she had one."

She added: "They couldn't have been more complimentary about the island. They said they would definitely tell their friends about it. And that meant a lot to us."

Do you reckon Prince William looks like a good dancer? Let us know below!

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