An Italian magazine on Monday published a 26-photo spread of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless, despite Britain's royal family taking action against it last week
Chi, a gossip magazine owned by Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, hit newsstands Monday, featuring a montage of photos taken while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on vacation at a relative's home in the south of France last month. They included the 14 pictures published last week by the popular French magazine Closer which, like Chi, is owned by Berlusconi's Mondadori publishing house.
Being royal isn't as fun as it used to be. You would think they could bomb Italy or something,
The Chi spread ran the whole sequence of photos as the couple sunbathed on a terrace, including one shot that didn't appear in Closer of the princess putting sun cream on her backside.
William's St. James's Palace called a "grotesque" invasion of their privacy.
According to the Associated Press, lawyers for the royal couple are due in court in Nanterre, France, to seek an injunction against Mondadori to prevent further dissemination of the images, which were also reproduced over the weekend by an Irish tabloid. The palace said it would seek damages from Mondadori.
St. James's Palace said Sunday that family lawyers would file a criminal complaint against the unidentified photographer or photographers involved. Chi editor Alfonso Signorini told the Associated Press