Italian magazine Chi is one again publishing private photos of Kate Middleton. The magazine, which caused an international controversy after it published topless photos of the duchess, recently printed a new set of photos showing Middleton and her baby bump in a blue bikini.
The royal family hasn’t threatened a lawsuit yet but a spokesman at St. James’ Palace said that the photos clearly breached the couple’s right to privacy.
The spokesman said:
“We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy.”
According to the Huffington Post,Chi magazine published the photos of Kate Middleton in a bikini under the title “La Pancia Cresce” which means “your belly grows.”
The royal couple also expressed disappointment in the photos. A source told US Magazine:
“It’s been a real sour note for the end of their trip … For Catherine, it was the first time she had shown her baby bump, and so for it to be exposed so quickly has shaken her up a little. They thought with the privacy laws on the island they would be able to spend a moment outside of the house without this happening.”
The photos were published by the magazine today but Middleton’s baby bump photos haven’t hit the internet yet. The cover of the latest issue of Chi is available, however, and you can see a small photo of the Duchess and her baby bump in the corner.
Are you surprised that Chi is still publishing private photos of Kate Middleton? Do you think the Duke and Duchess deserve more privacy?