In Ireland, Justice Minister Alan Shatter said Monday that the country planned to introduce new privacy laws after the Irish Daily Star newspaper published the topless photographs of the princess.
Independent Star, the company that owns the newspaper in question, said Monday that Michael O'Kane had been suspended as editor and an internal inquiry had been launched.
The royal couple was reportedly told about the photos as they ate breakfast Friday before visiting a mosque in Malaysia. A palace source told ABC News that the couple was, at first, simply saddened. But as the day wore on, the sadness turned to shock and anger and, ultimately, resulted in a decision to take legal action against the magazine.
Thousands of miles away from the brewing scandal, the couple enjoyed their last full day of their trip in Tuvalu, a Polynesian Island in the Pacific Ocean. They are scheduled to enjoy some downtime at a luxurious private estate in Tuvalu before heading home.
ABC News' Alyssa Newcomb, Lauren Sher and The Associated Press contributed to this report.