French magazine, Closer, this morning published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, with the headline - "Oh My God - the photos that will go around the world." Underneath, it says: "See incredible pictures of the future queen of England like you have never seen her....and as you will never see her again."
The topless photos, taken while Kate and William were on private holiday last week, were splashed on the front cover of the magazine and inside on five pages. The photos were taken on the terrace of a guest house in Provence, France, where the couple vacationed last week.
In one photo, William is seen rubbing sunscreen on the lower end of Kate's backside, in another the couple laugh as they lounge in chairs near a folded red parasol, in a third Kate holds the top of her bikini across her chest, either taking it off or putting it back on. The couple were beside a swimming pool.
Kate and William are said to be very angry and feel 'a red line had been crossed'. The royal family have condemned the publication and are planning to send their lawyers to France.