Closer editor Laurence Pieau mooted the suggestion in an interview that appears on the UK broadsheet The Guardianâs website.
Defending her decision to publish the photos, Pieau revealed: âI wonât hide the fact that there are more intimate pictures that exist that we havenât published and will not publish. These are images full of joy, not degrading.â
While she didnât use the word sex, her wording suggests that they have pictures that are completely unprintable in a mainstream magazine.
The statement released by the Palace said âlegal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in Franceâ by the royal couple, which they described as âgrotesque and totally unjustifiable.â
Closer published the photos of Kate without her bikini top, which were taken while they were sunbathing around the swimming pool of ChÃ¢teau d'Autet, the private residence of the Queenâs nephew Viscount Linley in Luberon, France.
St.James Palace swiftly condemned the photos and invoked the memory of the late Princess Diana in their statement.
âTheir Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner.
"The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so.
âTheir Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.â