Kate Middleton baby bump photos also being published by Women's Day
Despite the displeasure of the Royal Family, those Kate Middleton baby bump photos won't just be published by Italian magazine Chi. Australian magazine Women's Day is planning to distribute the images in their upcoming Feb. 18 issue, and editor Fiona Connolly defends that decision.
"As a magazine that does publish photos of the royals, I am sensitive to the sort of pictures that shouldn't be published," she tells the Australian Associated Press. "These (current) photos were taken on a public beach, the Middletons were openly chatting to other holiday makers. They are certainly not photos that they would disapprove of -- they are happy -- and the fact that the last time we saw Kate looking really unwell, coming out of hospital and at a really tough time for her in her pregnancy -- to see these photos where she's fit and healthy and really glowing is even more reason to celebrate."
Connolly claims that, while the British press has a "gentleman's agreement" with the palace about distributing photos of British royalty, it does not extend to Australia. She thinks that the palace is being too sensitive about the situation. The Royal Family clearly does not see things the same way.
"We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy," a Royal spokesperson says in a statement.
The child of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is due in July.