Italian Magazine to Publish 200 Topless Pics of Kate Middleton

For once, Kate Middleton is making headlines for what she isn’t wearing…

Just days after topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge appeared on the pages of French magazine Closer, an Italian-based tab claims to have an additional 200 nude and topless shots of the future Queen of England.

Lawyer for the Royal Family are seeking punitive damages and an injunction against the French magazine that published the now-infamous pics of Princess Catherine sunbathing sans top. But the editor of Chi magazine says not even a phone call from Queen Elizabeth would stop him from going ahead with a 26-page spread dedicated to the controversial snaps.

Chi editor Alfonso Signorini tells The Associated Press:

“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.”

Of course, the Royals aren’t taking the scandal lying down. A furious Prince William wants jail time for the peeping paparazzi who took the photos of his wife topless by the swimming pool of their French chateau. The prince is even willing to testify in a criminal case against the photographers responsible.

One photographer is defending her actions. Valerie Suau says topless Kate was clearly visible from the road and should have been more careful if she didn’t want to be seen. One of her colleagues told Britain’s Daily Mail:

“There were other people around, including walkers and cyclists, as well as staff at the chateau. The Duchess was sure to have known this and perhaps should have been a bit more careful about displaying her body in such a prominent position.”

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