So Italian gossip and celebrity magazine Chi has published the photos of Kate Middleton on the beach with her husband Prince William. A paparazzo took the photos of the couple while they were vacationing in Mustique last week.
Now that the exclusive first photos are out, other magazines including an Australian women’s magazine, Women’s World, has announced intentions to publish the photos as well.
British tabloids have agreed not to publish them or seek them out. But Women’s World editor, Fiona Connolly told Associated Press France/Australia that they don’t have the same sensitivities to the royals in Australia as they do in Great Britain.
She admitted undergoing a feverish bidding war for the photos but explained her rationale for publishing them.
Unlike the photos that Closer magazine published last year of Kate sunbathing topless in the South of France, these photos show her in a family friendly light on a public beach and were not taken by a professional photographer but a fellow vacationer.
“In this instance they are a beautiful set of photos,” Connolly said. “It wasn’t a hard decision to run these photos. She is on a public beach and she was mingling with holiday-makers. 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.”
Well there you have it!