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The Australian magazine Women’s Day will publish the bikini photos of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, even after the palace called them a “clear breach of privacy” after the Italian magazine Chi published them.
Chi has already published the photos, although they have not surfaced online. They were taken while Kate and Prince William were vacationing in the Caribbean and walking along the beach. Kate is wearing a bikini and Chi’s headline reads “Your belly grows,” noting her small baby bump.
St. James Palace quickly slammed the publication, noting that they are “disappointed” to see the photos published.
However, the Women’s Day will still publish them. According to the Daily Telegraph, Women’s Day reportedly paid $150,000 for the photos and its editor has defended the decision. They will appear in the new issue on Monday.
“She is on a public beach and she was mingling with holiday makers,” Connolly continued. “There are other holiday makers in the photos. It’s a very different situation to the nude photos, there is no photographer hiding in the bushes and she is not inside a private villa.”
Connolly claims that there was a bidding war for the photos in Australia, noting that, “The British have a great deal more sensitivity to royals than we do here in Oz.”
These photos have surfaced months after the French magazine Closer and Chi published topless photos of Kate that were taken while on a private holiday.