Italian magazine publishes pictures of Kate Middleton's baby bump

The magazine that infamously published a 26-page spread of the Duchess last year is stirring up another scandal

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 12, 2013 10:30PM (EST)

Naked Kate Middleton is now Pregnant Kate Middleton. Chi Magazine, the same Italian publication that unscrupulously devoted a 26-page spread to private images of a topless, sunbathing Kate Middleton last year, is now giving the Duchess' baby bump the same treatment--or trying to, at least. Chi, owned by the family of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, bought the not at all racy photos recently taken of the Royal couple on a private island (after British tabloid The Mirror turned them down).

St James' Palace released a statement in response to the news, saying, "We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas," adding, "This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."

The royal baby isn't due until July, so be prepared for many more non-scandalous scandalous pics in the months to come.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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