The Duchess of Cambridge was snapped wearing a bikini during a vacation with her hubby — and the photos were published on the cover of Italian gossip magazine ‘Chi.’ Outraged, St. James Palace calls the pics a ‘breach of privacy’ — read on for more details.
St James’s Palace, which represents the royal couple, is furious after pregnant Kate Middleton was snapped with her bare baby bump exposed on vacation to Mustique with her husband Prince William — and Italian gossip magazine Chi featured the pics on the cover of their magazine.
The palace said the photos, which were taken on the island of Mustique — an exclusive resort island — were a “breach of privacy.”
“We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas,” a St James’ Palace spokesman tells HollywoodLife.com. “This is a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy.”
The photos show Kate walking on the beach with her husband, while he has his arm around her back. She is smiling in the pics, and they both look comfortable and happy. The cover of the magazine also shows a photo of Kate strolling into the water in her two-piece bathing suit, with her baby bump fully on display.
But paparazzi is banned from the island of Mustique since it is so private — even though it is known to attract celebrities — which is why it’s a common retreat for the royals.
Kate Middleton Caught In Nude Photo Scandal In September
In September 2012, the Duchess was also caught in a nude photo scandal when a 26-page spread of Kate sunbathing topless while she was on vacation was published in the French magazine Closer.
Prince William requested that the photographer who took the photos be jailed, and the royal couple won a lawsuit to prevent any more media outlets from publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge.
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