Kate Middleton has been left understandably shocked and saddened by topless pictures which have emerged on a French website.
Closer in France is set to unveil the intimate snaps of Kate today, which were taken on her mini-break with Prince William while they holidayed in a French chateau last week. The magazine’s website has leaked the headline: “Oh My God! Photos that will go around the world… the future Queen of England as you’ve never seen her before… and as you will never see her again!”
A royal source has said: “The Duke and Duchess were told about the pictures at breakfast and they have seen the pictures on the website.
“At the moment we haven’t been in a position to verify whether they are genuine, and we are not going to take any action or consider taking any action until we have been able to consider the photos properly, then we will consider our options.
“One option is to let public opinion take its course, another option is to talk to our lawyers in the UK and France, to talk to Closer and the photographer.”
Kate can apparently be seen peeling off her white bikini top. She was told about the pictures this morning in Kuala Lumpur, before visiting a mosque with Prince William as part of their Jubilee Tour.
Referring to the consistent invasion of Princess Diana’s privacy, the source added: “This is disappointing, saddening and turns the clock back 15 years. We have always maintained the position that the Duke and Duchess deserve their privacy, not least when they are on holiday in their own swimming pool.”
We’re sending Kate a big hug… RM