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."