Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images stolen from Pippa Middleton by computer hackers.
The images, taken from an iCloud account belonging to the Duchess’ sister , were offered to The Sun by an anonymous seller via an encrypted messaging service, the paper reported.
The paper said that the images offered included some of the royal children as well as wedding dresses and parties, with the seller wanting to sell in the US because of UK privacy laws, according to the Daily Mail.
The Sun said that it had “no intention of entering into a deal with the alleged thief”.
The BBC reported that the Metropolitan Police said inquiries were ongoing, and no arrests had been made.
The alleged theft comes two years after a host of celebrities, including Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence, fell victim to a hacker attack on the iCloud - which stores private photos from phones and computers online - which saw images posted online, the Press Association reports.
In July it was announced thatMiddleton would marry her financier boyfriend, James Matthews in a society wedding in 2017.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge described them as a “wonderful couple”.
Hedge fund boss Matthews proposed during a trip to the Lake District after they had dated for less than a year.