Kate Middleton's bump in bikini snapped

Photos a pregnant Kate Middleton in a bikini are likely to cause a bidding war.Photo / Getty
Photos a pregnant Kate Middleton in a bikini are likely to cause a bidding war.Photo / Getty

Kate Middleton is facing a fresh set of paparazzi problems after being snapped in a skimpy bikini.

The photos, which apparently clearly show the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnant belly, were taken on one of the world's most private islands - Mustique in the Caribbean - where the royal couple had been staying at a NZ$35,000-a-night villa.

The pictures feature Kate, 31, walking in the surf with her husband Prince William.

Others are understood to show her sister Pippa in a bikini.

It is unclear whether the shots were taken from on the island, or whether the photographer snapped them from a boat offshore.

While the pictures have not been published anywhere, a bidding war is likely in the US, Australia and Europe, where they could sell for close to NZ$500,000, the Sunday People reported.

The scandal comes just five months after topless pictures of the Duchess sunbathing in France caused outrage.

- www.nzherald.co.nz

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