Kate Middleton and Prince William are vacationing in the Caribbean sun, while photographs of a bikini-clad duchess cover the latest Chi magazine, published in Italy. Kate shows off a growing baby bump as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stroll on the secluded beaches of the island of Mustique. Paparazzi, either on the private shore or from a boat plied their telephoto lenses, reports the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
On the cover, the duchess walks in the shallows in a blue bikini, which clearly shows the baby bump. The caption reads: “The belly grows.”
“We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas," a St James's Palace spokeswoman said. And indeed, they already have been. “This is a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy,” the spokesman went on. Do Kate Middleton and Prince William have any privacy at all? Anyplace?
An on-going lack of privacy goes with the territory for the royal couple, but the island of Mustique, where private villas go for more than $25,000 a week, is one of the most secure places on earth. So how did this newest privacy breach happen?
No one seems to know for sure, except that there are also pictures of Pippa Middleton, as Kate Middleton’s family is vacationing at the same place. But paparazzi have their ways. This is the same Italian magazine that published topless photos of the duchess last year, taken from a French telephoto lens into private property.
Kate Middleton and Prince William know a big part of their lives belongs to the world. They cope.