Middletons Block Pippa's Saucy Bra Photo
Family pressures US photo agency to stop selling pics
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 9, 2011 2:18 AM CDT
Pippa Middleton, now known to many as 'Her Royal Hotness,' at her sister Kate's Big Wedding Day at Westminster Abbey.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, Pool)
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(Newser) – The duchess of Cambridge's furious family has managed to convince a US photo agency to stop selling saucy pics of Brit royal sibs Pippa and James Middleton, reports the Telegraph. The snaps show Pippa, 27, dancing in her bra, and a nudish James, 23, hamming it up for the camera. Family members believe the photos were taken by pals and sold for a bundle as relatives get a crash course on what it means to be in the limelight. "The whole family is furious at what they see as a betrayal," says a friend of the Middletons.

"The images were withdrawn from the entire market," confirms a spokesman for US photo agency Zuma Press, though he didn't offer a convincing explanation. "They were only on the market for a few days. They got too popular and that's why they were withdrawn." The photos remain posted on online publications , however, as well as on Facebook. "James and Pippa are really embarrassed," says their friend. "How were they supposed to know when these pictures were taken that they would be put under such scrutiny?" Officials at Buckingham Palace "shuddered" when other snaps of hunky James appeared last year, sources told the newspaper. Click for more on the photos.