Kate Middleton Pregnant Bikini Pics Defended By Chi: There is No Scandal!

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Under fire from the royal family and others for running Kate Middleton baby bump photos in its latest issue, Italy's Chi Magazine has no regrets.

Most mainstream publications declined to run the photos. Not Chi, whose boss, Alfonso Signorini, stands by his decision to distribute the images:

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Signorini said in a statement Wednesday:

"The photographs were bought from an international agency. We cannot talk about a violation of privacy when we publish pictures of public people in a public place."

"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."

Owned by a corporation of ultra-rich residents, the Caribbean island of Mustique consists of just 2.2 square miles and holds about 100 private villas.

St. James' Palace released a statement about the new set of pictures being published by Chi, calling it a "clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."

Signorini doesn't believe Chi, which also ran topless pics of Kate last year, owes an apology for sharing the pictures with the tabloid's readers, saying:

"[The Italian press] has not made a gentlemen's agreement [like the U.K.] with the Royal Household. Where is this so-called scandal they are trying to make it out as?"

After Chi published a 26-page spread of Kate Middleton nude on private property, the couple's royal press secretary slammed the tabloid's ethical practices.

Kate and Prince William may have less of a legal axe to grind in this case, but you can expect they will continue to raise hell about it if nothing else.

And if it's any consolation ... Kate Middleton bikini photos are very attractive. The royal heir(ess) in her belly is going to inherit some good genes.

Tabloids running Kate baby bump pics: Right or wrong?


Voyeurism Versus Journalism Will we ever learn? Kate Middleton topless. Kate Middleton's baby bump in a bikini. The Paparazzi are forever sticking their lenses where they are not wanted. Have we not learned anything from the death of Princess Diana? Last May Halle Berry was accused of going ballistic on the paparazzi for getting too close to her daughter Nahla when she dropped her off at school. Good for her. When did a mother taking her daughter to school become a public event? As a journalist I associate ambush style journalism tactics with unsavory figures who have breached the public's trust in some way. Deception, scandal, misrepresentation all come to mind. How does taking a child to school warrant this behavior? Because she is the child of a celebrity she has no right to feel safe and secure. Is she a “celebrity by proxy” just like Kate Middleton's “baby bump” that hasn't even taken it's first breath of fresh air. Maybe too much “reality television” is to blame. Maybe the public has acquired a taste for borderline voyeurism. Maybe the right to privacy has become as antiquated as rabbit ear antennas. With the advances of technology a camera can be so inconspicuous that paparazzi perps oftentimes go unnoticed and undetected until the photos and videos surface. We have excepted the notion that they chase these celebrities because they are loved by the public and people want to see more of them. Is chasing someone against their will an expression of love, when is making someone miserable and invading one's privacy a display of admiration? Aren't there enough red carpet events out there for people to get their fix? Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their child and I don't want to know anymore about their situation than they want me to. Halle Berry taking her daughter Nahla to school is a treasured moment for a mother and daughter just like the day my mother took me to kindergarten on my first day. As a journalist I do believe in the public's right to know, but that's when it's an issue that affects the public. If this were to happen to me it would be considered stalking and I could have that person arrested. Should celebrities lose their rights as citizens? Let this be a wake up call, today Halle Berry tomorrow it could be you and your child. Respect lost and disregard for the well being and privacy for children has gone too far. Celebrities today, tomorrow common citizens. “Smile you're on Candid Camera” Donna J Head
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Kate Middleton Biography

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