Those photos of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, strolling along the beach in a bikini and showing her baby bump will be published by the Italian magazine Chi.
Officials have said the royal family is upset by the “clear breach” of Kate’s privacy. She and Prince William are currently in Mystique on vacation with her family. That is where the photos were taken.
The same magazine printed topless photos of the duchess last fall.
UPDATE: The Australian magazine Women’s Day is also set to publish the snaps. Editor Fiona Connolly said the pictures were taken by a fellow tourist – not the paparazzi, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
“There is a huge interest in Kate. Here she is on a public beach mixing with other holiday makers. These photos have not been taken by a professional photographer hiding in the bushes. They are not nude photos taken with a telescopic lens from inside a private villa. These are images showing her on a happy holiday … and she looks amazing,” Connolly said.
“The last time we saw Kate in public she was very ill. She was coming out of hospital, which means there is even more reason to celebrate her looking so healthy and glowing.”
I’ve said there’s no need for the photos, but others disagree.
What do you think? Is it OK to take and/or publish these shots?