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:
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."