Sun Exclusive! - Prince Phillip is said to be among the most enthusiastic bidders on the steamy photographs of Carla Bruni, slutty wife to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, which are set to be auctioned at Christie's early next month.
Phillip, a keen collector of hardcore pornography, has informed friends "these snaps are stronger than you think. They will make your hair curl."
The extraordinary images of Carla, some of the hardest ever filmed, can be viewed by appointment only and to persons over 21. Christie's is experiencing long queues to view and local sellers in dirty old raincoats are reporting brisk business.
"They are dynamite,"said Reg Smut owner of sleazy online celebrity skin site, Smutwatch "I'm not surprised the cameraman who shot them had a heart attack before he could finish the shoot. There were grown men, many of them brought up on extreme internet filth, who fainted when they saw the photos."
The Queen, who is hosting Mr and Mrs Sarkozy at Buckingham palace was not amused by Phillip when he suggested they have a foursome.