What is it with Royals getting their kit off?
Long-lens shots of the Duchess, taken while she and the Duke were beside a private swimming pool during a holiday in Provence last week, have appeared in Closer magazine today.
St Jamesâ€™s Palace said â€śa red line has been crossedâ€ť by the publication of the paparazzi shots, and lawyers in France are now being consulted over what action can be taken against the magazine and the photographer.
The Duke and Duchess have not yet been shown the pictures, but St Jamesâ€™s Palace confirmed they were genuine and had been taken during the coupleâ€™s break at a chateau owned by Lord Linley, the Queenâ€™s nephew, in Luberon.
â€śThe couple simply canâ€™t believe that these pictures were taken, or that anyone saw fit to publish them. They reacted with anger and disbelief when they found out about it.â€ť
of course if they never got their kit off in the firstÂ placeÂ there wouldn’t be anyÂ pictures.