A Downing Street spokeswoman said the Prime Minister had not seen topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge published by the French Closer magazine.
Downing Street said the Palace, rather than the Government, was dealing with the fallout from their publication. The spokeswoman said:
The view from Downing Street is that they are entitled to their privacy.
Asked whether David Cameron would urge British newspapers and magazines to refrain from reprinting the photos, the spokeswoman said:
Clearly editors are there to make their own decisions, but you know that there is a process ongoing in this country which is looking at the media, and that is the Leveson Inquiry.
The Leveson Inquiry is looking at issues regarding the media in this country. Let's see what the conclusions of that inquiry are.