17/09/2012 03:42 BST | Updated 17/09/2012 06:35 BST

Kate And Wills Confronted With Topless Dancers (PICTURES)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not bat an eyelid after meeting a group of topless South Pacific women who showcased their culture for the royals.

Wearing just a few banana leaves as a makeshift top the group performed a dance with men from their region.

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Duchess of Cambridge talks to a local woman during a visit to the Cultural Village in Honiara

Their exposed breasts are a normal part of life in the Solomon Islands' province of Choiseul, where the women are from, and they happily chatted to William and Kate who seemed completely at ease in their company.

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The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Cultural Village in the Solomon Islands, during the nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific

One man among their group had a greeting written in pidgin English painted on his chest for the royals - Welkam Wills and Kate.

The royal couple met the performers when they toured a cultural village exhibition in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, showcasing the unique arts, music and culture found in the nation's nine provinces.

William and Kate looked relaxed throughout their visit despite the furore surrounding the publication of topless pictures of the Duchess, taken while on a private holiday in France last week with William.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge observe a traditional dance

A civil action has already been launched by the royals against the French magazine Closer which printed the images and later today the Duke and Duchess will ask France's criminal prosecutors to consider charging the photographer who took the intimate pictures.

The couple's lawyers will make a formal criminal complaint to the prosecutor over an invasion of their privacy, St James's Palace said.

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Kate and William travel in a traditional canoe during a visit to Tuvanipupu Island

Once the complaint is made, it is up to the prosecutor to investigate and possibly lay charges over the notorious images published last week.

Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific - Day Seven