A US tabloid is among those that has purchased the rights to the controversial Kate Middleton baby bump photos. A day after Italian magazine, Chi, was the first to confirm it will publish the bikini-clad pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge, Star magazine released a five-page spread today (Wednesday) featuring the Kate baby bump pictures. Star's headlines scream "Kate Shows Off Baby Bump" and "Amazing look at Kate and William's paradise vacation, plus the surprising thing she told locals about her pregnancy."
Inside the pages of the tabloid, a source is quoted as saying the Duchess wanted one last vacation before the royal baby is born. The photos of the royal couple include the Duchess in a blue bikini sporting a small, but obvious baby bump. Others shots show her and William arm-in-arm walking on the beach and wading in the water.
Star and Chi magazines aren't the only tabloids to publish the photos against the Palace's wishes. Daily Mail reports publications in France and Germany have also purchased the pictures. Australian magazine Women's Day, which also printed the first ever pictures of Kate and William on their honeymoon, also confirms its won a bidding war there and will print the pictures.
As Examiner.com previously reported St. James's Palace issued a statement about the release of the photos calling it a "disappointing" invasion of privacy against the royal couple.