Kate Middleton’s baby bump photos are the hot story across the pond today, as is the topic of whether to publish them, according to Time magazine. The Duchess of Cambridge’s bare midriff while vacationing in the Caribbean, was photographed by the same "Chi" magazine that published the infamous topless pics of future queen last September. It’s being reported today that the royal family is “irate”. Kate Middleton is understandably silent today, but no doubt she views this latest intrusion into her privacy with the same disdain as she did over the last photo scandal.
The Guardian reports, “We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas”, said a spokeswoman from St. James Palace, adding the dissemination of the pictures was “a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy”.
The photos were taken on the Caribbean island of Mustique, where the Duchess and husband, Prince William, are on holiday. They are said to show the Duchess, formerly Kate Middleton, walking along the surf with the Prince.
It’s not known whether the photographer was actually on the island or the photos were taken from a boat offshore. Last September the infamous topless pictures of the Duchess, taken at a French chateau, were published in French magazine “Closer”. They were republished in other tabloids such as “Chi” and the Irish edition of the “Daily Star”.
The issue of whether the royal family plans to take legal action against the publishing house as they did following the “topless” pictures of Kate has yet to be determined, according to Gawker.
"Chi" has a long history of printing scurrilous royal photos. It was the same publication that issued the 1997 death pictures of Princess Diana in 2006.