image source: Earsucker.comItalian magazine publishes photos showing Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge while on holiday in Mustique
The Duke of Cambridge and his pregnant duchess Kate only wanted to take a break from the husle and bustle of royal life. So off the seemingly honey-mooning couple and took the flight (withe the Middletons) to Mustique, the fabled Caribbean island, once the favorite destination of the Queen's late sister, Princess Margaret. But little do we know--and little do the royal couple know that while strolling on the shoreline, bikini-clad Kate (with the sign of baby bump apparent), was already photographed by a prying lense.
Now, royal fury is on "after Italian and Australian magazines published these photos, while more publications around the around are lined up to do the same," reports Mail online.
St. James's Palace has officially released a statement saying that the act was "a clear breach of privacy, calling the pictures "violating."
Mail online further reports that foreign publishers obtained the rights to publish the images for a whooping £100,000.
Fiona Connolly, editor of the Australian magazine, Woman's Day, said that the royal couple are "not protected species" outside Britain. However, Mustique is a private island and papparazi is banned there. Nevertheless, Connolly claimed that the images were taken by a foreigner.