28/09/2012 13:46 BST | Updated 28/11/2012 05:12 GMT

Kate Bottomless Pictures Published In Danish Magazine Se Og Hoer

Naked pictures of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge have been published by the Danish magazine Se Og Hoer.

The celebrity glossy has gone further than any other publication and pictured Kate from the front changing her bikini bottoms in a 16-page spread.

The photos appear to be from the same set of shots originally taken whilst the royal couple were holidaying in Provence.

St James Palace has said it is considering "all appropriate responses" following the publication of shots.

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The royal couple were on a tour of the South Pacific when the first topless shots appeared.

The Swedish sister magazine of Se og Hoer, owned by Danish company Aller Media, is also due to publish a set of shots too, but it is unclear whether they will go as far as their Danish counterparts.

Se Og Hoer has appeared to be unabashed by the threat of legal action, with the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Kim Henningsen, saying at the time of the announcement:

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

"Our readers love to follow the lives of royalty and celebrities, and demand revealing news, up close."

They said they had been been offered 270 of the snaps, reported AP.

Henningsen told CNN: "It's a set of unique photos from an A-class celebrity. We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark, and it is my job to publish them."

At the time, he defended the decision in a statement saying: "It is in the DNA of Se og Hoer to entertain and satisfy our readers' curiosity.

"Therefore, it is always relevant to us when a duchess and future queen of England is topless and still willingly shows her breasts to a public road."

They made the decision despite the editor of French Closer revealing this week that she had received death threats over the pictures.

French Closer told Sky News Australia that they had received "more than 300 insulting emails of which several contain death threats."

It said 14 of the messages were so "menacing" they had to involve the police.

According to the Mirror, one of the threats warned editor-in-chief Laurence Pieau that "instead of a long lens, we'll get you in the sights of something a bit more powerful."

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No British paper has published the pictures and the Irish Daily star attracted criticism for running the shots.

Closer has been forced to hand over the pictures after the royal couple launched a civil cause in the French courts, which granted an injunction banning French media from re-publishing the photos.

They have also launched separate criminal investigation into charges that Closer and a photographer breached the privacy of the Duke and Duchess by publishing the topless photos.