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The Duchess of Cambridge's media intrusion nightmare continued on Friday after grainy photographs of her wriggling out of her bikini bottoms emerged.

The long-lens shots, which were published by Danish tabloid Se og Hør, are believed to be from the same set of pictures which revealed the newlywed sunbathing topless alongside her husband as revealed earlier this month by France's Closer magazine.

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William and Kate reacted with "anger and disbelief" when the first pictures were published

Se og Hør editor Kim Henningsen had told The Belfast Telegraph earlier this month: "We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark and it is my job to publish them.

"If the British royal family want to sue us, then it will happen then and we'll deal with it."

Earlier this month, St James's Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched legal action for breach of privacy against the publishers of Closer magazine in France.

But it seems the move has done nothing to dissuade other sectors of the media from following suit.

The Mirror has called the publication of the snaps "shocking", while The Independent described it as "rock bottom".

The royal couple had reacted with "anger and disbelief" after the first set of pictures began circulating earlier this month.

Their treatment was compared with the worst experiences of Diana, Princess of Wales at the hands of the paparazzi, in a strongly worded statement issued by Clarence House.

It said Kate and William, who recently returned from a Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East, were "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."

The editor of the French Closer magazine defended her decision to publish the first shots of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless at Viscount Linley's villa in Provence ahead of the pair's tour.

Speaking to the AFP news agency, Laurence Pieau said: “These photos are not in the least shocking. They show a young woman sunbathing topless, like the millions of women you see on beaches.”

In light of the most recent pictures, It seems fair to say things just got rather shocking.

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