Reports said Closer magazine invited its website visitors to grab a copy of its latest edition and enjoy “the photos that the world can’t wait to see; the Duchess of Cambridge topless on a guesthouse terrace.”
The pictures of a topless Kate, purportedly wearing only the bottom of a bikini, were reportedly taken while the couple were spending a holiday vacation in France last week.
Media reports did not mention the source of the photo, but some internet users believe the pictures were provided to the publication by paparazzis.
Reports said the monarchy is investigating whether or not the scandalous photos are authentic before deciding on their next move.
The incident was made public less than a month after photos of the couple’s younger brother, Prince Harry, who was caught on a cellphone camera dancing around with an unidentified woman in a Las Vegas hotel, spread virally online.