Kate Middleton Topless Vacation Photos Surface in France 1

Kate Middleton vacationing with sister Pippa on a yacht in Ibiza before her marriage to Prince William. Nude photos of Kate are expected to surface tomorrow.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and future Queen of England, allegedly stripped off her bikini top while vacationing in France last week and a French magazine says it will publish topless photos of her tomorrow (Sept. 14). Move over Prince Harry.

The magazine, Closer, has already published a teaser photo on its Web site showing Middleton in the process of removing her bikini top.

Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa was photographed topless while cruising on a yacht with the royal couple who were not married at that time.

Kate Middleton Topless Vacation Photos Surface in France 2

French magazine Closer is running this promo on its Web site, touting nude photos of Kate Middleton.

The pictures were taken while Kate was on holiday with husband, Prince William, in Provence in France last week, according to London’s Daily Mail.

The royal couple was staying at a chateau owned by Lord Linley, the Queen’s nephew, before they took off on their Diamond Jubilee tour of south east Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of the Queen, according to the tabloid.

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How the photographer could have gotten close enough to take the photos remains a mystery. The Chateau D’Aulet is set amid 640 acres of rolling countryside, suggesting the photos may have been taken by one of the household staff.

The Duchess was apparently snapped by a paparazzi while lounging around the chateau’s pool.

The incident comes after Prince Harry was photographed cavorting with naked girls at a party in his hotel suite in Las Vegas. The photos were published by gossip Web site TMZ in the United States, where press protections are stronger.

Closer is France’s largest celebrity magazine. The photos will also appear on the magazine’s Web site.