Friday 14 September 4:15 p.m.
Photographs of a topless Kate Middleton could soon hit the shelves in France.
French magazine Closer says it is ready to publish exclusive photos of the Duchess of Cambridge "topless on the terrace of a guest house in Luberon". The mags website showed a pic of the front cover, with the duchess apparently ready to take off her bikini top.
In a blurb below the images, it said: "A little more than a year after their marriage, the royal couple was offered a romantic getaway, far from the protocol and etiquette in their very own garden of Eden. "Almost alone in the world ... because Closer was there!" it said.
"Discover the incredible pictures of the future Queen of England as you've never seen … and as you never will see her again!".
The photographs were allegedly taken while the duchess was visiting the south France with Prince William for a romantic holiday.
Laurence Pieau, editor of French Closer magazine, said Prince Harry would feel "less alone" when the magazine hits shelves on Friday, and the pictures are beamed around the world, the Daily Mail reported.
She said the images showed Kate "fully topless" and that there would be "nipples".
By Megan Slovak