Earlier this week we learned of new photographs taken of Kate Middleton, pregnant in a bikini while on vacation. Today, (Feb. 13) news reports surface saying the photographs have been printed in Chi Magazine in Italy, and Woman's Day in Australia and also flashed on the television screen during the broadcast of "This Morning," a daily news program in the United Kingdom.
The photographs of the pregnant Duchess were taken while Kate and Prince William were vacationing on the island of Mustique in the Caribbean recently. The photographs show the pregnant Duchess walking on the beach in a bikini. While the island is a private island, the beaches appear to be public, thus claims the publisher of Chi Magazine.
The incident at "This Morning," where the photos flashed on the television screen appear to be an error. While the morning hosts were discussing the fact that Chi Magazine published the photographs, the photos flashed on the screen for three seconds.
The Royals are furious over the publication of the photographs and will probably take legal action, as they did with the nude (topless) photographs published of Kate Middleton while the Royal couple were on their honeymoon last year. The photographs invade the privacy of the Royal couple's private time and lives.
The palace issued the following statement regarding the publication of the photographs of pregnant Kate on the beach in a bikini, "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."