After about a week of rumors that paparazzi had snapped secret bikini photos of Kate Middleton while vacationing, the pictures have finally surfaced.
Luckily, she’s not topless like last time, BUT she’s showing a baby bump in these new photos.
Italian tabloid Chi first posted the photos, the same magazine that published a 26-page spread of Kate’s topless photos last September.
Now, rag mag Star has the photos, which show off the Duchess in a blue bikini sporting a 4-month baby bump while vacationing on Mustique, a small private island.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like Kate, mostly because her hair is a MESS. We’re so used to seeing Kate with silky straight strands, we’ve never seen her hair in its natural state, but believe us, this is the Duke and Duchess.
The Palace released this statement yesterday when they found out that Chi magazine had printed photos of the royal couple in their bathing suits.
“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,” says a spokesperson for St. James’s Palace.
It’s unclear if the Palace will take legal action against any of these magazines.
To be fair, Kate should be proud of her pregnant bod. She looks great. Honestly, we wouldn’t mind if photos of us looking that hot while pregnant got around the web.
UPDATE: Out of respect for the Royal couple, all photos of Kate in a bikini have been blacked out online.