Last week, French magazine Closer published photos of the Duchess of Cambridge topless that went on a world tour. Now an Italian magazine publishes 50 of 200 new pictures of Kate Middleton topless, despite royal couple’s intent to involve lawyers.
Tabloid media has been looking for controversial content about Prince William and Kate Middleton since day 1. If the Prince kept within the Palace’s guidelines, the hope was Kate Middleton would not. Eventually one magazine got its hands on topless photos of Kate Middleton that went viral instantly. Now another magazine, this time an Italian one published on Monday 50 topless photos of Prince William’s wife
Italian magazine Chi published this Monday 26 pages of Kate Middleton topless photos. While 14 of the pictures in the magazine were already published by French magazine Closer, the rest were new. And it looks like there are 200 photos of Kate Middleton topless while on vacation in the south of France.
Both Chi and Closer, the magazines that published the topless photos of Kate Middleton, are owned by publishing house Mondadori that belongs to Silvio Berlusconi. Chi released the cover of its new issue under the headline “The Queen is Nude” although the Palace announced lawyers will take over from now.
“The complaint concerns the taking of photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whilst on holiday and the publication of those photographs in breach of their privacy” said a spokesperson for the Palace. The royal couple has already empowered Aurelian Hammelle, a barrister from Paris, to take action against Closer and to push for “the stiffest punishment possible”.
Chi Editor Alfonso Signorini told The Associated Press on Sunday he doesn’t think there’s going to be a lawsuit initiated against the magazine. “I don’t see anything morbid or damaging in them. Chi pays attention to respecting people’s dignity. I don’t think they hurt Kate’s image” Signorini said.
“If I didn’t recognize the journalistic value of what I had and if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes” Signorini added. “These pictures were taken while the couple were on a terrace and they were taken from a public place, so there is no suggestion of an invasion of privacy” the Chi editor told The Associated Press.