Star publishes photos of pregnant Kate in a bikini.
Star Magazine faces royal fury after it published photos of Kate in a bikini revealing a baby bump. The photos were taken while Prince William and Kate were vacationing in Mustique, a small private island that is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The magazine splashed the photos across the cover with the headline: “Exclusive Royal Photos: Kate Shows Off Baby Bump!”. The Star isn’t the only magazine that published such photos. Italian tabloid Chi recenlty published their own slew of Kate baby bump pictures.
The monarchy called the photos a “clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy.”
Royal watcher, Tom Sykes, said the photos will “devastate” the royal couple. The Royals had hoped that their legal action against French publication, Closer, last year would have scared paparazzi from doing the same.
But to their dismay legal action doesn’t seem to scare off the paparazzi.
Sykes wrote on The Daily Beast:
“The fact that a photographer has been able to get close enough to take these new pictures will be a huge blow for privately owned Mustique, which has thrived on its reputation as a papparazzi-free enclave,”
“The Mustique Company boasts that it is ‘dedicated to protecting the island’s privacy.'”
The Duke and Duchess reportedly stayed at a $25,000 a week villa while the rest of the Middleton family including little sister Pippa stayed a property nearby.
St. James Palace has yet to comment if legal action will be taken against the magazines that published the baby bump images.