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Australian mag publishes Kate bikini pics

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 01:09

Feb. 18 - Australian magazine Woman's Day ignores royal family protests and publishes unauthorised photographs of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge in a bikini. Sarah Charlton reports.

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EDITORS NOTE: THE IMAGES OF THE ROYALS APPEARING IN THE MAGAZINE AND POSTERS HAVE BEEN BLURRED Photos of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge in a bikini have been published here in Australia. Behind these blurred blobs are a series of controversial pictures showing Prince William and Kate on a Caribbean beach. Woman's Day magazine has now joined an Italian publication in printing the photos - despite requests from the British royal family not to do so. The royals say the photos are a breach of privacy. It's an issue dividing residents in Sydney. SOUNDBITE: (English) TASH BILLICH AND HARRY KENYON, SYDNEY RESIDENTS SAYING: "Every other celebrity gets photographed so I don't think it's much different." "She still actually looks pretty good so I don't know what's wrong with it!" SOUNDBITE: (English) MARK HAMILTON, SYDNEY RESIDENT SAYING: "It's just invasive and they've got people paying people big money to basically spy on these people when they should be allowed to have their privacy on the beach." SOUNDBITE: (English) JULIA MAJOR, STUDENT, SAYING: "I mean, if she was really worried about it she wouldn't be prancing around in a bikini anyway, right?" The British media are yet to publish the photos amid fears of tighter press regulation. Reports say they cost Woman's Day around 155,000 U.S. dollars.

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Australian mag publishes Kate bikini pics

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 01:09