Chi magazine, which is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlluscon’s company Mondadori Group, which also publishes Closer, printed more topless pictures of Kate Middleton today even though the Royals warned them not to.
The Royals, incensed by what it calls an invasion of its privacy, is preparing to take legal action in France later today against the magazine and the photographer(s) who took the pictures.
While Italians were looking at pictures of a topless Kate on Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is on a tour of the South Pacific with her husband Prince Williams, was photographed laughing while receiving beaded necklaces from group of topless local giggly girls on the paradise island of Tavanipupu.
A female French photographer has admitted to taking some photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing at a private chateau; however, she claims Prince William’s wife was wearing her swimsuit toop when she took her pictures.
In an article that was published in La Provence, Valerie Suau said the pictures she took of Kate Middleton were “all decent.”
Suau said she was given permission to take pictures of the Royal couple from the roadside while they were on vacation. She said she had suspected that the chateau would have been heavily guarded.
She also said Kate and Prince William were not alone at the chateau. Suau said she saw staff (housekeeper and landscapers) walking around but no guards or local police.
Suau, who lives close to the chateau, said there were other people walking and biking along the roadside so a number of people could have taken the topless shots.
This whole thing is getting stranger by the minute.
Why would the Duchess sunbath without her bikini top knowing staff was at the house, but more importantly, where were their bodyguards?
The parent company of Closer magazine says it will publish 26 naked pictures of Kate Middleton.
Italian magazine Chi made the announcement shortly after Closer said they were removing the topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge from its site.
Tabloids in the UK had decided not to print the pictures of Kate; however, earlier today the Irish Daily Star printed the images.
The Irish paper ran nine pictures which were not pixilated in today’s paper; however, those pictures were not featured in the edition distributed in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK
This just got worse for Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.
The editor of Closer magazine, Laurence Pieau, says she has intimate pictures of William and Kate, insinuating that the pictures are of the couple having sex.
During an interview earlier today, Pieau said: “I won’t hide the fact that there are more intimate pictures that exist that we haven’t published and will not publish. These images are full of joy, not degrading.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton are threatening to take legal action against a French magazine for publishing naked pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge, that were taken last week while the couple was vacationing at a private family member home in the Luberon region of Provence.
Prince William and Kate were having breakfast in Kuala Lumpur this morning when they were informed of the latest royal scandal.
Aides for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a statement today saying in part: “Their Royal Highnesses have been hugely saddened to learn that a French publication and a photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner.”
“The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to The Duke and Duchess for being so.”
“Their Royal Highness had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.
“Officials acting on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses are consulting with lawyers to consider what options may be available to The Duke and Duchess.”
The French tabloid posted the pictures with the headline “World Exclusive: Kate and William in Provence. Oh My God!”
Kate and Prince William were poolside at the Chateau d’Autet, a private secluded 19th century hunting lodge owned by the Queen’s nephew, Lord Linley, when the pictures were taken.