Kate Middleton has been under scrutiny for years now, but ever since word got out that she’s pregnant with a royal baby, the poor girl can’t catch a break from the photographers.
Middleton found herself in the center of a scandal last summer when she was snapped topless while sunbathing at a private residence in France; the family later became involved in a lawsuit with Closer France, the magazine that printed the photos. In a statement regarding the incident, the Palace representatives said, “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.”
Now another magazine, Chi, has obtained photos of Kate and William on vacation on the island of Mustique and have printed the pictures, which show a little “baby bump” beneath her bikini…and the Palace isn’t happy.
“We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas,” St. James Palace said in a statement. “This is a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy.”
The world has found itself caught up in baby mania since news of the royal child broke, and reached a frenzy when the Duchess was admitted to the hospital in December with acute morning sickness. A radio prank gone awry played a part in the suicide of a nurse who was on duty at the time, making international headlines.