The Italian magazine Chi has vowed to publish more of the infamous nude and topless Kate Middleton photos that the British royal family is suing over.
France’s Closer magazine ran a whole spread devoted to Kate Middleton topless last week, prompting a stinging rebuke and a lawsuit from the Duchess.
Chi claims it has 200 images of the future queen sunbathing nude or at least topless, and will proceed with plans to print a 26-page, 50-photo article.
The Chi cover was unveiled Saturday in Italian newspapers and TV under the headline 'Court Scandal: The Queen is Nude!' Check that out below ...
Chi is published by the same media group as Closer.
Alfonso Signorini, the defiant editor of Chi, has Tweeted that “not even a direct call from the Queen” would stop him from publishing the trove of nude pictures:
“I am convinced by this scoop that Chi will be publishing on Monday because that is what we are talking about. These pictures are not offensive or in poor taste."
"They are not morbid and they do not damage the dignity of anyone. Instead the [Prince Harry naked pictures] published in Britain were exactly that."
"If I didn’t recognize the journalistic value of what I had then if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes."
See more photos of Kate Middleton after the jump ...“These pictures were taken while the couple were on a terrace and they were taken from a public place so there is no suggestion of an invasion of privacy.”
Meanwhile, Prince William has vowed to see the people responsible for taking the pictures of his wife put behind bars or at least sued for all they're worth.
William has told pals that he will not just sue for invasion of privacy in the French civil courts but will also pursue criminal action against those responsible.
Only time will tell if he has any success, or if any more photos actually do come out. Rumor has it there are more revealing shots, but we have our doubts.
Click to enlarge some that have leaked so far. Mostly they look to be of the same vein as Closer's photos ... not surprising as they're from the same time: