Donald Trump blamed Kate Middleton for her topless photo scandal in 2012.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are set to arrive in the UK on Monday for an official state visit. The American leader will be meeting the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Middleton.

However, years ago, Trump said a comment about the Duchess of Cambridge’s controversial topless photos that made the covers of tabloids. He blamed Middleton for the scandal.

“Kate Middleton is great--but she shouldn't be sunbathing in the nude--only herself to blame,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing,” he wrote in a different tweet. “Come on Kate!”

Unlike Trump, BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond had another take on the scandal. She blamed Prince William for failing to warn his wife about the possibility of paparazzi sneaking around. She also refused to blame Middleton.

“I cannot blame her, but perhaps those around her, even William – I must say – might have said actually, not a good idea, keep your top on,” Bond said.

Christopher Wilson also agreed with Bond. For him, it wasn’t Middleton’s fault as her security should have done a better job, but somehow she got the blame.

John Lloyd explained that Middleton’s topless photo became a huge issue because it made her a “sexual being” and she’s the “future Queen of England.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took legal action and sued the tabloids that published the photos. They were awarded $120,000 in damages and all six defendants were convicted of charges.

Judge Florence Lasserre-Jeannin also ordered the regional newspaper La Provence who printed additional images of Middleton in her swimwear to pay $3,500 in damages.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased that the court has found in their favour and the matter is now closed,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said in a statement in 2017 after the verdict was read.

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Kate Middleton arrives to launch a new national support line at the charity Family Action on Jan. 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England.  Getty Images/Adrian Dennis