The first glimpse of Kate Middleton‘s baby bump has sparked quite a bit of controversy. Published in Italian tabloid Chi, the paparazzi pics show a bikini-clad Kate strolling with her husband Prince William while on their recent babymoon in Mustique.
Declaring the photos a breach of the expectant parents’ privacy, the palace issued the following statement: “We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple’s right to privacy.”
While most mainstream media outlets seemed to agree, choosing not to publish the pictures, Chi‘s editor in chief Alfonso Signorini defends the decision to run them.
“We cannot talk about a violation of privacy when we publish pictures of public people in a public place. The photographs of Kate and William were bought from an international photo agency,” he told US Weekly. “You can’t compare this with the media persecution of Lady Diana. I cannot stress enough that the photos were taken in a public place, not private property.”
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