Royals Furious Over Duchess Bikini Photos

February 13, 2013, 7:56 am WHO Magazine whomagazine

Bikini photos of pregnant Duchess anger royals

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Another royal photo flap is brewing, and this time it's over pictures of a pregnant Duchess in a bikini. 

The Duchess of Cambridge was holidaying with husband Prince William and her family on the private island of Mustique last week when the long-lens shots were taken.

"We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas," a spokesman for the couple at St. James's Palace tells WHO. "This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."

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A preview of the cover of Chi magazine, shown on the website of its publisher Mondadori, shows the royal couple in swimwear on a beach on the holiday island of Mustique. A photo of Catherine, wearing a blue bikini and walking through shallow waters, appears under the headline: "The belly grows."

Reportedly, the magazine's royal feature also includes phtos of Catherine's sister, Pippa, on holiday with couple, as well as the rest of the Middleton family including her parents Carole and Michael and brother James.

The photos – Catherine and William walking arm-in-arm on the beach in their swimwear as well as the bikini-clad Duchess frolicking in the surf – are published in Chi magazine this week as well as expected in a U.S. tabloid. Six months ago, Chi printed photos of the Duchess sunbathing topless in France while the couple were on their tour of South East Asia. French magazine Closer also ran those images.

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  1. RAIDER10:05pm Thursday 14th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Who cares?

  2. Ghost Hunter11:43am Thursday 14th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    WHAT ??? Again today with this same old BORING dribble ??? YAWN ! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !

  3. Ghost Hunter11:40am Thursday 14th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    JEZZZZZZZ ! How much longer is Yahoo7 going to keep sticking this mind-mumbing piece of dribble up for comment ??? TOTALLY BORING ! Why can't we comment on REAL news that affects REAL Australians like the 'GOOSE' looking at increasing personal income tax on the Australian tax payers trying to crawl more money back for this FERAL labor government after his wonderful 'mining tax' failed so miserably, like all of FERAL labor's other brilliant ideas ! WELL ???

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  4. marcus08:54am Thursday 14th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Get over it people.It's a public beach!!!Personally I think she looks fine..If they didn't want to run the risk of photos,then the should have gone to some where more private/remote...

  5. Canberra girl10:33pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I've seen the 'offending' photographs on television and personally I saw nothing scandalous about them - you wouldn't even know Kate was pregnant . "That's not the point" I can almost some hear people say. It's true that the pictures were taken on a private holiday although on a public beach. Best not to buy the magazines that publish these intrusive photographs if people are upset. Perhaps it would have been best if the British royals had ignored the publication too. Why give these magazines the free publicity?

  6. Asil10:09pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    papparazzi only exist because we the public want to buy what they sell....just like prostitution really

  7. Dutch10:05pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Like leeches they take possession of your bodies and suck blood. They don't work and demand enormous amount of money, because they are royal not with Capital R. They are in real terms the lowest Classed Royals in the world in the behaviour, as they are silly poms, like the soccer holigans, who don't know where to draw the lines.

  8. Gaerryn Cronin08:38pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I'm sorry, but you guys in the comments are idiots. It's not her fault, it's the paparazzi's greedy fault. In fact, as a job is should be banned to spy on people's personal life. There is a point where media should be advertised, but this is beyond.

  9. Glib04:16pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh diddums.......

  10. susan04:13pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The lady in question knew exactly what she was up for by marrying into Royalty. You are now the property of the people and she knew that no matter where she goes she will be photographed. If you don't want your baby bump photographed - don't wear a bikini and don't put yourself in a place to be photographed. Same goes for the release of her hospital stay - don't announce why you are in hospital and no-one is the wiser. It is wiser to have a little bit of propriety about yourself.


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