Prince William and Kate Middleton Hang Out (Literally) in Borneo!

Royal couple moves forward with their tour of Southeast Asia in the midst of Middleton's topless photo scandal

By Brandi Fowler Sep 15, 2012 11:01 PMTags
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are keeping their heads held high in the wake of the Duchess of Cambridge's topless photo scandal.

Following their trip to Malaysia, the royal duo was snapped flashing their pearly whites as they continued their tour of Southeast Asia in the rainforests of Borneo Saturday, slapping on harnesses and getting hoisted to the top of a 130-foot tree, according to People

The couple was on hand to meet up with scientists at the Danum Valley research center and learn more about the conservation work being done there. 

"Their royal highnesses are feeling upbeat, they are enjoying the tour and they will not in any way allow what has happened in France to overshadow the tour and their work on behalf of the Queen," a palace source told the mag.

In spite of new reports that an Italian gossip mag and an Irish newspaper are also planning to publish Middleton's topless photos, Prince William and Kate were in a "playful mood" during the outing, with William joking that he hoped he didn't have any "wardrobe malfunctions" while they scaled the tree.

Following their day in the rainforest, Prince William and Kate hopped on a flight to Lahad Datu—the next stop on their royal tour.