Prince William, Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine

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Oh, the irony!

In the wake of all the drama since topless photos of Kate Middleton were published, the Duchess of Cambridge found herself over the weekend in the presence of a woman who was, well, you know.

Yep. As she and husband Prince William arrived in the Solomon Islands on Sunday as part of their ongoing Diamond Jubilee tour to the South Pacific, the two were greeted and given necklaces by locals wearing very little above the waistline.

The duchess certainly seemed to be amused by the situation at hand and appeared to make every effort to conceal her laughter.

After spending some quality time in the village of Marau, the royals then made their way via boat to Tavanipupu.

It was a full day for the royals, who attended a gala dinner at the home of the islands' governor general, met up with women who work at a local youth center and handed out service awards to local do-gooders (all while Kate wore not one, but two fashionable outfits: a bright yellow Jaeger dress, and, later, a navy blue Mulberry one).

As for their plans tonight? Some much needed private time on a rare off-duty evening.

Meanwhile, lawyers filed a criminal complaint on behalf of the duke and duchess in a French court today against the publisher of Closer, the tabloid that ran the topless pics of Middleton.

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