The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hugely saddened over the “grotesque and unjustifiable invasion of privacy” by a magazine which published topless photos of Kate, a royal spokesman says.
French publication Closer printed the pictures of the duchess, taken during their holiday at the French chateau of the Queen’s nephew, Lord Linley.
The photos are blurry and taken with a long lens, the BBC’s Paris bureau says.
There are four pages of photos of the couple with Kate topless in several.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner”, a spokesman for Clarence House, the Prince of Wales’s office, said.