Prince William and his wife Catherine Friday reacted with fury after a French magazine published topless photos of her, saying it raised the spectre of press harassment of William's mother Diana.
The young British royals, who are currently in Malaysia, were consulting lawyers over what they called a "grotesque" breach of privacy by the French version of Closer magazine, palace officials said.
The world exclusive grainy pictures show Catherine, 30, wearing just the bottoms of a black and white bikini and having suncream rubbed onto her behind by William while on holiday in the south of France.
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