Kate Middleton Baby Bump Photos Published — Royal Family Is Not Pleased

An Italian gossip magazine published photos of a pregnant Kate Middleton while on a private holiday, and the Royal Family are not happy.

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Kate Middleton at the unveiling of her royal portrait in January.

The first photos of Kate Middleton’s bare baby bump have been published by the same Italian gossip magazine that printed pictures of the Duchess sunbathing topless in September, and according to Gawker, the royal family is irate.

Chi, the magazine owned by former Italian Primer Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mondadori group, published the paparazzi photos of a pregnant Kate Middleton sunbathing in a bikini while on a private holiday with Prince William in the Caribbean, the British newspaper the Guardian reported.

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A royal spokesperson said the publication of the photos was “a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy,” according to the newspaper the New Zealand Herald. The St James’s Palace spokesperson added: “We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas,” the Guardian reported.

The images emerged over the weekend, and according to New York Magazine, the British tabloid Daily Mirror said they would not look at the images, let alone run them, out of respect for the royal family.  All of Britain’s news outlets also refused to publish them, noted New York Magazine.

Whether the royal family planned to take legal action, like they did following last year’s topless pictures of Kate, remains unclear, noted Gawker.

(MORE: Palace: Prince William and Kate’s Baby Due in July)

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is said to be due in July, is scheduled to make her second official public appearance since December’s pregnancy announcement on Feb. 19.  It was speculated that she would use her visit to a residential treatment center in London for recovering addicts as an opportunity to show off her burgeoning baby bump for the first time.

29 comments
JarredPhillips
JarredPhillips

The British tabloids won't publish a photo taken legally of a "princess by birth's " extended pregnant belly? I'm sure they're happy to publish photos that are much worse, of someone without royal blood, and ruin they're lives. The thought of royalty makes me sick.

Ladysnowflake2013
Ladysnowflake2013

Our Lady Kate is one of the most beautiful and delightful British Ladies seen in a long time.  Why on earth would any deny the fact that she is glowing and gorgeous?  What is not to like and admire after so much she has been through?  Positively beautiful and full of life!

dol5
dol5 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Too bad we seem to be such avid fools. I wish all of the best to Kate and Wills. BUT, I don't need to see pictures like this. I can wait until oficial photos are printed. This means OFICIAL PICTURES. For goodness sake, give them some privacy!

John
John

I still think the use of the term "baby bump" is kind of trashy.

writetofight1
writetofight1

@TIME They already receive too much attention. They must be very insecure and childish.

dol5
dol5 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@writetofight1 ,, They are not insecure and childish. The people that run to see and read this trash are.

Ciancilove
Ciancilove

They can suck it RT @TIME: Photos of Kate Middleton’s bare baby bump published. The royal family is not pleased | http://t.co/iJmBapjs

ucheharpers
ucheharpers

thanks to the internet je suis a french website to take a hard long look...

kellydsbento
kellydsbento

N quer ser , sai de burca! “@TIME: Photos of Kate Middleton’s bare baby bump published. Royal family is not pleased http://t.co/pKWOATWg

vena_ikem
vena_ikem

@TIME d 'Royals' shd keep their Royal nakedness@ home 4 crying out loud! If they wnt to mix with d rest of us they shd enjoy d attention.

jdw111
jdw111

@vena_ikem Before you have a stupid view of some incredible people, please learn to write English (or some other language is fine) just not scum, thanks

HJ91
HJ91

@TIME leave her alone!

RaggedCrow
RaggedCrow

@TIME Who cares? Royal Family are a bunch of elitist dinosaurs without elective consent to their 'position' ... get rid of them ...

jdw111
jdw111

@RaggedCrow The Royal Family bring in more revenue to the UK through tourism than almost any other enterprise in the UK, and they are the symbol for international peace and good relations, the Queen has done more in her reign than almost any self-professed humanitarian or diplomat. 

christinawilder
christinawilder

@TIME The fact that people want to see women's baby bumps is just an indication of how disturbed our society is.

jdw111
jdw111

@christinawilder Out of interest why do you feel this way, surely the fact that society likes seeing this new life being formed and a woman fully accepting and loving being pregnant and glowing and the process to becoming a mother shows how incredible our society is...

eshiemokhai
eshiemokhai

As thy should be. “@TIME: Photos of Kate Middleton’s bare baby bump published. The royal family is not pleased | http://t.co/Tsr2DBYM

KevinSchmidt
KevinSchmidt like.author.displayName 1 Like

The Royal Family needs to understand that they are some of the most famous people in the world. You won't be able to hide from picture takers anywhere! Let alone try to prevent them from taking pictures.

cmsmallboy
cmsmallboy

Less than a man and whinnes accordingly.

cmsmallboy
cmsmallboy like.author.displayName 1 Like

Again with the silliness. Do you really believe that she is suddenly going to pop a kid and not be normally pregnant. He husband will dutifully bend over and spread for the PM and MP's to releave themselves in him like he has been taught. They have made it clear that they would like to loose the spare because she will drop her litter soon enough.

Do they really think they have a right above others who are there equals (in all walks of life). Why should she get - because her husband has trashed and been disloyal to his brother and is bending over for Cameron? PLEASE! Who cares about her litter? or her bump?

rfungom
rfungom

@TIMENewsFeed If Kate Middleton is a rare endangered species, then we understand the annoyance of the England Queen and her kids