There's officially a royal baby on board! St. James's Palace confirmed on Dec. 3 that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child. While Anglophiles around the world celebrated the happy news, the mom-to-be was hospitalized with severe morning sickness. Kate's difficult pregnancy wasn't the only reason she made headlines in 2012: In early September, French magazine Closer published photos of Kate in various stages of undress (topless and bottomless!) while sunbathing during a vacation with Prince William at a secluded private villa in Provence, France. The couple pressed charges, suing Closer for invasion of privacy. They won the case, and further publication of the photos was blocked. But by that time, the photos had already been published in Ireland and Italy -- and on pretty much every website or blog on the planet.