A French magazine has stoked controversy by publishing pictures of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, topless while on vacation with Prince William, prompting the threat of legal action from palace officials over what they blasted as a "grotesque" invasion of privacy.french photographer pics jewels amazing body sexy
The pictures were taken while the couple was staying at a private chateau in Provence, in southern France, according to Closer magazine.
A spokesman for St. James's Palace told CNN the photos appeared to be genuine.
"We believe a red line has been crossed. We are communicating with French lawyers," he said.
A royal source told CNN the Duchess of Cambridge is "upset" by the claims in the French magazine.
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