Kate topless photos may be a 'criminal matter'
14 September 2012 Last updated at 12:33 BST
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 the couple's holiday at the French chateau of the Queen's nephew, Lord Linley.
There are four pages of photos of the couple with Kate topless in several.
Media lawyer Charlotte Harris from Mishcon de Reya said "there may be some very wide sanctions" as a result of the publication.