Italian Magazine Chi has been talking about its collection of more than 200 photos of Kate Middleton topless since French Magazine Closer published a few last week. Today the magazine decided to publish more than two dozen new photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless over 26 pages in its latest issue.
According to MSNBC, the photo spread in Chi includes 14 photos that were previously published by Closer as well as several others from the Duchess’ trip to South France lat month. Radar Online reports that the magazine published more than 25 new photos. Chi and Closer are owned by the same company, Mondadori publishing house.
The Royal Family has already filed legal action against Closer, and they are bound to sue Chi as well. Irish tabloid The Daily Star,which published topless photos of the Duchess last week, is also facing legal trouble over the photos.
Alfonso Signorini, the editor of Chi, said that he wasn’t worried about the Kate Middleton photo scandal. Signorini said that the naked photos of Prince Harry that were published last month were more damaging to the royal family than the topless photos of Middleton.
“These pictures are not offensive or in poor taste, they are not morbid and they do not damage the dignity of anyone. Instead the pictures that were published in Britain of Prince Harry were exactly that – if I didn’t recognize the journalistic value of what I had, then if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes. These pictures were taken while the couple were on a terrace and they were taken from a public place, so there is no suggestion of an invasion of privacy.”
Signorini continued saying that the photos were journalistic because they stripped the future queen of her royalty and showed her as a normal person.
“For the first time, the future Queen of England appears in a natural way, free from all artificial elements required by her role. The Royal Family, instead of getting angry with the media, that are simply exercising their right to inform, should, in my humble opinion, take the opportunity and comment on this scoop with the typical British humour, by saying ‘So what?'”
Here’s the censored cover of Chi magazine.