A French magazine claims to have obtained topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge and it says it will publish them today.

Last night St James's Palace was bracing itself after the magazine trailed its exclusive on its website with the words: 'World Exclusive. Kate and William in Provence: Oh My God!'

It also showed an image of the front cover which pictured the Duchess in a bikini.

The paparazzi pictures were allegedly taken while Kate and William were on holiday in France last week, at a chateau owned by Lord Linley, the Queens nephew. They were clearly taken on private property using cameras with extremely long lenses.


Frances Closer magazine, one of the biggest celebrity glossy magazines in the country, says it has obtained the pictures.

A blurb reads: 'After the Ol Ol holidays of Prince Harry in Las Vegas... Discover the incredible pictures of the future Queen of England as youve never seen her before.'

But like the photographs of Prince Harry, it seems that there is little St James's Palace can do about them. All it will be able to do is express its anger and disgust.

- Daily Mail