The 'furious' family are said to have consulted lawyers, after private snaps of Pippa and brother James emerged online
The pictures – among which are snaps of scantily clad Pippa posing in a bra and sheer skirt, and James stripped down to boxer shorts, larking around with friends – began circling online in the US.
It’s thought the private snaps made their way into picture agencies’ hands after being sold by ‘friends’ of the family’
‘James and Pippa are really embarrassed,’ one insider told the Telegraph. ‘How were they supposed to know when these pictures were taken that they would be put under such scrutiny?’
Reports suggest the Middletons leapt into action after the risqué pictures emerged, reportedly putting pressure on the copyright owners to insist they were withdrawn from the market.
‘The whole family is furious at what they see as a betrayal,’ the insider added to the Telegraph.
Yesterday, one US agency confirmed the pictures were no longer for sale after the family intervention.
‘The images were withdrawn from the entire market,’ John Camarillo, of Zuma Press, an American picture agency told the paper.
‘They were only on the market for a few days. They got too popular and that’s why they were withdrawn.’