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Royal Family Furious at Paparazzi Pics of Pregnant Kate in Bikini

Royal Family Furious at Paparazzi Pics of Pregnant Kate in Bikini

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When Kate Middleton married Prince William, she knew she would be a public figure, but what she may not have been prepared for was how public her figure would become.

Only months after publishing nude photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing, Italian magazine Chi has run photos of pregnant Kate Middleton, along with Prince William, during a Caribbean vacation on the island of Mustique.

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According to The Guardian, the British media has no plans to follow suit, but they can't speak for publications in other regions.

The palace has expressed its frustration with what they see as the latest intrusion of the Duchess' privacy.

"We are disappointed that photographs of the duke and duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas," said a spokeswoman for St. James's Palace. "This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."

A similar scandal broke in September of last year, when French magazine Closer published topless photos of Middleton which were republished in several other gossip rags, including Chi. At the time, many were furious at the paparazzi for intruding upon the Duchess' personal life, especially considering the tragedy surrounding Princess Diana.

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We understand why much of the British media is outraged over these recent events, yet we can't help but wonder: When you're an extremely public figure like Duchess Kate, how much privacy can you really expect?

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