Kate and Wills put on a brave face on the latest leg of their tour of Southeast Asia, receiving a rapturous welcome from the people of the Solomon Islands on Sunday, who came out in their tens of thousands to cheer their future King and Queen.

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The couple received a very warm welcome from the locals

In England, the royal couple's officials have been preparing a legal case for damages against the publishers of the French magazine Closer which first printed the images.

Riding in a symbolic war canoe along palm-tree lined roads and with a garland of flowers around their necks the Duke and Duchess appeared a world away from the furore that surrounds the publication of the Duchess's topless photos.

From an open-topped Toyota van decorated to look like a fearsome war vessel they waved and smiled back at the crowds who stood five deep in places.

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The Duke and Duchess with His Excellency the Governor General of the Solomon Islands

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Kate steps out in traditional Island clothing

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Kate looking tanned in pink

The screaming well-wishers lined the royal couple's five-mile route from the airport into Honiara - capital of the South Pacific nation - and a police car with lights flashing and its siren blazing led the way to clear the crowds.

Barbara Daufanamae, 21, a student and friend Frances Vahimana, 22, both from Honiara, had waited for hours in sweltering temperatures to see the royals who are touring the region in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and when they passed were left shaking with excitement.

Daufanamae summed up the mood when she said: "We are just so excited to see them come here. I think almost everyone in Honiara is here.

"This is just so unexpected, it's such a privilege for the country, out of all the countries of the Pacific to have them come here is a privilege.

"Nothing really happens in town so when some body comes everybody comes out and everybody goes crazy."

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The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe

In London the controversy surrounding the Duchess' topless pictures took a new twist when the publishers of a tabloid paper, which became the second journal to use the images, both denied they had given the go-ahead for the intimate pictures of Kate to be printed.

Northern and Shell and Independent News and Media, who own the Irish Daily Star, have issued statements denying prior knowledge of publication of the pictures in the paper's Republic of Ireland edition, and expressing regret.

The photographs show Kate sunbathing in just a bikini bottom while on holiday with William at Chateau d'Autet, near Aix-en-Provence, were published in Closer magazine - which is run by a different company from the British version - last week.

But a third publication may increase the Duchess' distress as Italian gossip magazine Chi promises to follow the lead of the others and print a 26-page special edition next week featuring the images.

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose in traditional Island clothing as they visit the Governor General's house on their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen, taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose in traditional Island clothing with the Governor General Frank Kabui's family during a visit to his house on their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen, taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Governor General's House during a Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen, taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Prince William, right, talks with His Excellency the Governor General of the Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Kabui in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, and wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, pose for a photo with His Excellency the Governor General of the Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Kabui, in Honiara Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, and wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, right, pose for a photo in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, talks with the wife of the Governor General of the Solomon Islands, Lady Grace Kabui in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, talks with the wife of the Governor General of the Solomon Islands, Lady Grace Kabui in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate prepare to sit for a meal at Government House in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince William makes a speech during a function at Government House in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince William makes a speech during a function at Government House in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travel in a special boat vehicle as they arrive at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travel in a special boat vehicle as they arrive at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge twatch traditional dancing as they arrive at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 6

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Prince William, center left, and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wave as they drive through Honiara, Solomon Islands, on the back of a truck decorated as a canoe after their arrival Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, Pool)

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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    Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, travel on a decorated truck through central Honiara, Solomon Islands Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, travel on a decorated truck through central Honiara, Solomon Islands Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Britain's Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, walk up stairs to ride on the back of a truck decorated as a canoe on their arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge during a Sunday church service at the Cathedral in Honiara, Solomon Islands, as part of the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge during a Sunday church service at the Cathedral in Honiara, Solomon Islands, as part of the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge during a Sunday church service at the Cathedral in Honiara, Solomon Islands, as part of the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at for a Sunday church service St Barnabas Cathedral, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at for a Sunday church service St Barnabas Cathedral, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge arrive at for a Sunday church service St Barnabas Cathedral, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The hat worn by the Duchess of Cambridge as she arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge on an open-top vehicle, shaped as a traditional canoe with a leaf roof canopy as they depart from Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke of Cambridge inspects the Guard of Honour as he arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

  • Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Six

    The Duke of Cambridge inspects the Guard of Honour as he arrives at Henderson Airport, Honiara, Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.