Kate Middleton Topless Photos Published in Italian Magazine Chi

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By Daniel Gates


An Italian gossip magazine has announced plans to publish topless photos of Kate Middleton, despite the royal family’s legal action against the first outlet to print the controversial paparazzi shots.

The second tabloid, Chi, is owned by Silvio Berlusconi’s publishing house Mondadori, which also owns Closer, the French mag that created a firestorm on Friday with the publication of Middleton and Prince William sunbathing at a private home.

Chi plans to publish a 26-page spread on Monday that features the now-infamous long lens photos of Middleton in and out of a bikini.

The mag’s cover features three pictures of the Duchess topless and the headline, “The Queen is Nude!”

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On Saturday, Chi editor Alfonso Signorini explained that his magazine would be safe because Closer had already exposed the images.

Closer’s position is different, they were the first ones to publish,” Signorini explained to the Associated Press.

He added, “I don’t see anything morbid or damaging in them. Chi pays attention to respecting people’s dignity. I don’t think they hurt Kate’s image.”

“It shows in its total naturalness the daily life of a young, famous, modern couple in love,” argued Signorini.

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