Italian magazine Chi, a part of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire, is threatening to post over 200 topless photos of Queen-to-be Kate Middleton in it’s Monday edition.
Chi Editor in Chief Alfonso Signorini said the special edition would include a 26-page reportage with topless pictures of the duchess, including some unpublished shots of her vacation with Prince William, second in line to the British throne.
“This reportage is worth a special edition. It shows in a very natural way the daily life of a young and famous couple very much in love,” Signorini said in an emailed statement.
“The fact that we are dealing with the future British monarchs makes it certainly more interesting and in line with a modern conception of the monarchy,” Signorini said.
The Prince’s legal team is already on an international hunt to stop the picture spread, and released a statement saying, “We will not be commenting on potential legal action concerning the alleged intended publication of the photos in Italy save to say that all proportionate responses will be kept under review. Any such publication would serve no purpose other than to cause further, entirely unjustifiable upset to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were enjoying time alone together in the privacy of a relative’s home.”