Ever since the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton pandemonium has infiltrated the media. Public fascination in Pippa — who served as sister Kate Middleton‘s maid of honor at the April 29 affair — has skyrocketed leading to the release of some personal photographs of the 27-year-old public figure on the Web. First, Pippa partying in a purple bra with boxer-clad bud followed by pictures of Pippa topless while vacationing in Ibiza, Spain, in 2006. Friends reportedly sold the photos, for a price that may surprise you.
The revealing photographs of Pippa topless are from a family vacation — with Kate and Prince William — on her uncle’s yacht off the coast of Ibiza, Spain, during a holiday they took in January, 2006.
The photos are rumored to have been sold to the media by a family “friend.”
“My best guess would be $25,000. I really don’t think those ended up fetching as high a price as they could have – just from what I see from the way they were published,” a rep from leading photography agency X17 Online told Fox News when asked for an estimate on how much the photos sold for. “I first saw the pictures online, meaning the agency wasn’t able to make an exclusive sale to a magazine.”
“A big exclusive sale to a UK publication first, before selling them ‘all around,’ would have doubled their take,” the rep continued.
So how about the purple bra photo?
“I’m assuming that the purple bra picture was a lump-sum purchase, perhaps the person who sold the pictures made as much as $10,000,” Mike Lavalette, a managing editor of the entertainment website GossipCenter.com, told Fox. “They may have also received a small percentage of the photograph’s sell price, so they could have then made as much as $50,000.”
Soon after the royal nuptials, a Facebook page honoring Pippa’s toned behind was created. Then pictures of the only Middleton son, James Middleton, were leaked on the Web — one with his hands down his boxers and in another, he is completely in the buff, crossing his legs as to not be fully exposed.
The Middleton family is reportedly doing everything they can to stop the pictures from circulating.