Italian gossip magazine publishes pic of pregnant Duchess in bikini

An Italian gossip magazine today published photographs of The Duchess of Cambridge on a private Caribbean holiday reportedly showing Kate’s ‘baby bump’

The pictures, which have been condemned by St James's Palace, reportedly show Kate wearing a bikini and strolling on a beach on the island of Mustique with William.

They were published by Chi magazine, which last year provoked outrage from the Royal Family when it produced a 26-page spread showing  the Duchess topless during a holiday in France.

On the Chi website, owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Kate is reportedly pictured on the magazine's front cover in a blue bikini above the headline "the belly grows".

A second image shows the Duke with his left arm around his wife as they walk along a beach.

A St James's Palace spokesman said last night: "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."

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