Police are investigating an alleged hack on Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account, which reportedly contains photos of her sister, The Duchess of Cambridge as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
According to The Sun newspaper, they were asked to buy the images for £50,000.
The 3,000 images were stolen from Miss Middleton’s iCloud account, an online photo storage system.
The Metropolitan Police said that inquiries were still ongoing and as of yet, no arrests have been made.
It has been reported that the hacker has also approached US media organisations, because of the strict privacy regulations in the UK preventing photos being published of the Cambridge children.
The news comes after The Duchess recently won a privacy ruling against publications who published photos of Prince George.
In the photos, the Prince is sitting on a police motorbike, surrounded by four police officers.
The IPSO committee said that the photograph had been taken when Catherine and Prince George were thought to have a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy.’ It went on to say: “They were engaged in a private activity; the images had been taken while they were on private, protected land where commercial photography is prohibited; and no permission for the images to be taken or published had been sought or obtained.”
According to The Sun, Pippa Middleton thanked them in a statement saying: “Thank you very much for drawing this to the family’s attention.
“I can confirm that not only have the lawyers been informed but the police are about to be involved as well.”
A Police spokesperson said: “Police have received a report concerning the alleged hacking of a personal iCloud account. Specialist officers are now investigating.”
Miss Middleton is not the first person to be a victim of an iCloud hack. The alleged incident comes a couple of years after a many celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, saw images that were taken from their iCloud being posted online.