PHOTOGRAPHS of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are apparently among as many as 3,000 private images stolen from Pippa Middleton by computer hackers.
Scotland Yard are investigating how the images were taken from an Apple iCloud account belonging to Kate Middleton’s sister.
They were subsequently offered to journalists via an anonymous WhatsApp account, according to reports in the Sun and Daily Mail.
The leaked photos are said to include images of the royal children, wedding dresses and private parties.
Ms. Middleton confirmed that her account had been hacked in a statement issued by her lawyers, leading specialist officers at Scotland Yard to open an investigation.
The alleged theft comes two years after a raft of celebrities, including Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, had photos stolen from iCloud and posted online in a major hacker attack.
In July Ms. Middleton announced her engagement to 41-year-old hedge fund manager James Matthews, and the couple have asked for their privacy to be respected in light of the current news.