Prince William ‘feels very bruised’ by The Great Waity Bikini Photo Flap of 2013

I already covered Part 1 of The Great Waity Bikini Photo Flap of 2013. This is Part 2, wherein various tabloid editors push back against the Palace and Prince William’s friends start whining about Will and Kate’s treatment. Lost in the discussion, as always, is the conversation people should be having about how many vacations Will and Kate take and how extraordinarily lazy they are. To recap, while on vacation in Mustique with the Middleton family, Kate was photographed in a bikini on the beach. Sources now claim that it was a non-paparazzo who photographed her – like, it was just some resident or vacationer on the beach who snapped the photos and sold them. And they did get sold – to tabloids in four different countries (and counting). Star Mag put the pics on their cover this week, as did Chi (an Italian ‘bloid) and Woman’s Day (an Aussie ‘bloid). Here’s more:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge faced fresh anguish over privacy today after Italian and Australian magazines published photographs of pregnant Kate in a bikini and more publications round the world lined up to do the same. Palace sources condemned the ‘violating’ pictures, which show the couple walking along a beach while holidaying on the secluded Caribbean island of Mustique. MailOnline understands publishers in the United States, France and Germany have also bought the set for more than £100,000 in total.

Italian gossip magazine Chi, which caused outrage when it published a photograph of Princess Diana as she lay dying, splashed pictures of the duchess and her growing baby bump across its front page. Australian magazine Woman’s Day has also printed the pictures, as well as photographs of Kate’s sister Pippa in a bikini, claiming they were taken by a member of the public on a public beach.

Editor Fiona Connolly said the royal couple are not a ‘protected species’ outside Britain adding: ‘This is not a hard decision. Kate’s on a public beach, there are other holiday-makers there and she looks fabulous.’

However, Mustique is a private island and there is an expectation of privacy for anyone holidaying there because the paparazzi is banned. The headline on the front of Chi, which goes on sale today, reads ‘Kate and William – honeymoon for three’.

Woman’s Day editor Fiona Connolly said she had no qualms about running the pictures, insisting they were taken by a fellow tourist on Mustique – and not a paparazzo. They have published a poster today showing pictures of Kate to promote their next edition, which is out on Monday.

‘She is on a public beach and she was mingling with holiday makers,’ she said. She told News Ltd that there were other tourists in the photos and ‘it’s a very different situation to the nude photos. There is no photographer hiding in the bushes and she is not inside a private villa,’ said Miss Connolly.

But Miss Connolly said Australians did not view the royal family as a ‘protected species’ like the British. ‘The British have a great deal more sensitivity to royals than we do here in Oz,’ she said. ‘As Australians, we see this every day. We see pregnant women in bikinis on the beach – and a public one at that – so we are a lot less sensitive here. Our readers are going to love these photos. I don’t expect any backlash at all really. I think she’s looking fabulous and healthy and (with) a beautiful bump, like we haven’t seen her before. Kate looks so much better than the poorly and sickly woman we saw coming out of hospital, which makes these photos more of a celebration.’

It is not known how much the magazine has paid for the exclusive Australian rights to the photos, which, said Miss Connolly, would eventually be published around the world. ‘Everyone but the UK has or will publish these pics,’ she said.

Last night, royal sources said William, in particular, still felt ‘very bruised’ about the fresh breach of privacy so soon after the same magazine splashed topless photographs of Kate across its front page beneath the headline ‘the queen is naked’.

The source said William felt very strongly at the time that he had somehow ‘failed’ to protect his wife.

The photographs are believed to have been offered to several other magazines around the world and could fetch up to £250,000.

A palace source said: ‘It’s violating’. The duke and duchess, who are expecting their first child in July, flew to a £19,000-a-week luxury villa on the island of Mustique last week.

[From The Mail]

Again, she’s in a bikini on a public beach of a private island. If you don’t want to be photographed in a bikini, don’t wear a bikini at the beach. #pippatips Also: Kate has a long history of being bikini-clad. For years, the tabloids ran photos of bikini-clad Kate on vacation in various tropical locales. Why all the angst this time? Because now she’s a duchess? Because she’s pregnant? Because she’s still always on vacation? I like what the Aussie editor had to say, and I’m looking forward to some international push-back against William and Kate.

Some 2006 photos of Kate in a bikini:

Photos courtesy of Chi, Star Magazine, Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. ladybert62 says:

    The first incident, she got my sympathy. This time, no sympathy here.

    Stay away from public beaches and stop wearing bikinis or else stop complaining about the photos.

  2. Eleonor says:

    Dear William,
    We’ve just seen Kate in a bikini. We’ve been seeing her in bikini for 9 years, because you used to go on holiday 10 times per year. Please shut up.

    For the record: her pregnant bump looks like me on a daily bases.

  3. janie says:

    She looks beautiful! He needs to lighten up!

  4. Winnie says:

    I just don’t get the big deal. She is not naked this time or anything. I hate how the article you quoted talked about Chi publishing those terrible photos of Diana, as if that is anywhere near the same thing.

    • T.C. says:

      We have seen 100′s of Kate bikini pictures so they must be mad that Kate is shown on yet again another vacation having fun when she is supposed to be suffering from HG. These pics are proof she just had regular morning sickness with maybe nutrition deficiency from an eating disorder.

    • lulu1 says:

      Can you imagine how much William must HATE that particular magazine? I mean he will never get over that. Could you imagine if someone photographed your mother dying after a car accident (dying – not dead)? It was the utmost cruelty. ..

      On a lighter note, I get really fed up with the double standard in all of this: Man in swimming trunks – no comment. Woman in bikini – privacy violated!

      SO DON’T WEAR A BIKINI if that’s how you feel. Otherwise, William’s complaint should read that he feels bruised by being photographed in his swimming trunks with his wife in a bikini.

      Tee hee, Harry must be thinking ‘What’s all the bloody fuss about? I wish I had the presence of mind to put on swimming trunks. Or a bikini.”

      • Jessica says:

        Publishing photos of a crash victim and publishing photos of a pregnant woman in a bikini are no where near the same level. It is discusting to even try to equate those two things by linking them in the same sentence, no matter what anyone feels about that magazine.

      • LAK says:

        That is so true Jessica, but you know that is probably how William thinks hence the always dragging Diana into the argument.

      • Eleonor says:

        Kate has been photographed in bikini for 9 YEARS, now is he throwing tantrums? Please. Screaming every time she is photographed makes things worst.

      • SISI says:

        Yes, I can easily imagine William’s -and Harry’s- deep hatred for this particular magazine …And who can blame them??! ..and worsen by the fact they were only kids, and they adored their mother…
        It’s also not difficult to guess that just hearing their name, would flash back all those painful memories & feelings of revultion he must have felt – which probably he has only shared with Kate…
        The media may have (or pretend they have) forgotten how Diana died. But her sons (particularly William – only 15 at the time) and the royal family will never forget.
        This particular publication/media group seems to have “something” going on with William – a true thorn on his side.

  5. Cherry says:

    Kaiser, you nearly killed me with ‘If you don’t want to be photographed in a bikini, don’t wear a bikini at the beach. #pippatips’ LOL :-)

  6. HH says:

    The boob pics were unfortunate but this is well deserved after that HG diagnosis that magically cured itself for an 8-hr plane-ride and a vacation.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      No more HG referencing please. There was no diagnosis and no Doctor going on record saying so. It was a lie and it’s over.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Raven. Stop trolling.

      • m says:

        Actually her doctors said she was being hospitalized for severe morning sickness, there is a massive difference between that and HG. So yes Raven they do go on the record.

      • LAK says:

        It wasn’t the doctors, it was the Palace. specifically SJP. The hospital never released any statements until the DJ prank and the nurse died.

      • Lynn says:

        So Alexandra if someone doesn’t agree with your negative view of Katherine and William then they are trolling? I don’t care much about either of them but thought this site was suppose to welcome all kinds of comments pro and con. I don’t comment often but some of your responses to Raven came off as “Mean Girl” types of comments. I get it. Most of you don’t like Katherine. Make all the comments you like about her but let others do the same without belittling them.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Lynn I welcome other’s opinions. I welcome corrections made to my statements. What Raven has done is neither.

        Raven posts only to instigate. They never offered facts to oppose me or offered their opinion with rational thought so I could see why they feel as they do.

        Raven posts only to antagonize people and provoke responses. Check below. most of Raven’s posts are telling people to shut up or get over it. Or just outright swearing, but inserting a number in the swear so the censors don’t pick up on it.

        I like the other opinions here. I enjoy other’s insights. I won’t tolerate other’s just being mean and telling others to shut up because they can’t compose a proper argument.

        Raven was doing these things and being crude. Making very hateful comments to other posters because they disagreed. That’s why I said what I said.

      • bluhare says:

        What Alexandra Bananarama said. There’s one in every crowd, and this thread has Raven.

  7. sarah says:

    1) Her baby bump is still smaller than my everyday stomach!

    2) I don’t understand the appeal of the royal family.

    3) Are they ever NOT on vacation?

    • Gemini08 says:

      1) Mine too!
      2) I don’t get it either
      3) Nope!

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      1) Bump is scarily tiny, in fact
      2) Everyone forgets that Princess Diana did the same thing- Di had a real bump, too. I think that William may have been the bun in the oven-this was THIRTY YEARS AGO-so yeah, get over it. It seems that even when it comes the younger royals, some group of little old ladies in Kent (or Q-Tip herself) sets the standards for behavior. Meh for the rest of us.
      Now Harry, HE’S the one to watch!
      3) They take lots of vacations for sure. Then again, William has a very LONG time to wait before he becomes king. Maybe they’re just resting up while they have time:)

  8. teehee says:

    WHAT —- what a JOKE!!
    i think its a strategy to deflec the heat she DESERVES for doing little more than vacation all the time. So great, we got a blackmailing ‘princess’ to look up to? A lazy bum? with boring taste? Just great. Im keepingmy hopes up for Harry- maybe he’ll find someone with mroe tact and brains.

  9. Sam says:

    Two things:

    1.) I think they need to realize that the more they address pics like these, they help create a market for the pics. The reaction and attempts to ban the booby pics is a big reason why so many tabloids ran them. If they ignnored this stuff, it might go away quicker.

    2.) The editor has a point that outside the U.K., many people don’t like or get the concept of the royal family and don’t see them as anything special. If they are offended by not getting the royal treatment, maybe they should resign themselves to staying in the U.K. or countries that still honor the Queen? It seems to suggest that they have a limited worldview.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      1. William forever lives in his bubble where he’s the most special flower. How dare other countries not see him in that positive light. That’s their fault not his. Why should he change.

      2. He got lucky the last time. He was in France on private property during the time to make a baby vacation. France is forever known as the place where Diana was chased down and died. Not because the paps killed her, but why should i list facts here when William never pays attention to them.

    • Kloops says:

      Seriously. This. It’s been said many times before but the only thing of interest these photos reveal is how out of touch and lazy they are. They might believe they are “divinely chosen” but most of the world does not so they need to get a grip and deal with their “anguish” privately. They are making themselves look even more out of touch.

    • Another K says:

      Well said, Sam. Totally agree with you on both points.

  10. Birdie says:

    William has a surprisingly nice body.

  11. Mary says:

    Will Middleton needs to learn to pick his battles. He is acting like a spoiled brat.

  12. Amelia says:

    You know what? I like the Royal Family and think they’re a significant part of our country’s history and culture.
    But these two are making it harder and harder for me to maintain that stance.
    Seriously, these two layabouts need to take a leaf out of the Queen’s book, didn’t she do something like triple the number of appearances these two idiots did last year?

  13. jess says:

    I think the palace is so on edge about paparazzi because of what happened to Princess Di…

    Edit: If I was a royal, I’d be on vacation all the time too. The whole point of being a royal used to be that you didn’t have to work unless you were running the country as King or Queen.

    • LAK says:

      That was true until WW2 when The Queen Mum decided they should make a vocation out of charity work to justify their continued privileges.

      Royalty these days is about service. ALL royals have to justify their existence. Not just the Brits.

      Edit: don’t know about Arab/Asian/African royals so the last sentence is strictly about western world royals

    • Sachi says:

      Vacation all the time? Not do any work?

      You’re gonna need a time machine to go back 300-400 years if you want to live like a royal of the past and not do much work.

      Even then, most royals worked and they all had roles and jobs to do: the Courts were too rife with intrigue and royal women were used as pawns and objects.

      Remember Marie-Antoinette and her obliviousness as to why her people were suffering? How did her life turn out?

      Royals nowadays have it easy, yet some of them can’t even bring themselves to do some charity work for at least 10 days in a month.

      • Ally8 says:

        Also, back then they had other responsibilities like starting and fighting wars, meeting with foreign dignitaries to settle matters of state, going hunting on horseback for deer and such, and parcelling out the country to lesser nobs.

        Since Will and Kate do none of this, they could come up with at least part-time jobs doing something constructive. Complaining about people taking pictures of them doesn’t qualify.

    • Jazz Fabulous says:

      no, the point of being a royal is to serve as a statehead figure for your country. the Queen represents UK when she travels overseas. and royals can bring much needed attention and talk to charities and causes.

      If I was a royal, there’s a lot of stuff I’d love to do, including visiting shelters for the abused and homeless, and visit schools for children with disabilities.

  14. tabasco says:

    “A palace source said: ‘It’s violating’. The duke and duchess, who are expecting their first child in July, flew to a £19,000-a-week luxury villa on the island of Mustique last week.”

    This says is all. *massive eyeroll*

  15. Sweet Dee says:

    Meh. She’s just pissed because she thinks her hair looks bad without sausage curls. What was she thinking wearing a bikini on the beach with such frizzy hair?


  16. Riana says:

    Out of curiosity are there any rules dictating charity work or duties that must be done or is it a ‘well you really should’ scenario.

    I hear people complain about Kate not doing enough and just wonder if there’s some list she’s supposed to be meeting or whether it’s just from a standpoint of doing something to appease the public.

    • lower-case deb says:

      not really. i mean: W&K actually doesn’t have to do anything remotely close to charity or other duties they do not wish to undergo.
      because it’s the job of the citizens to pay taxes and the job of the royals to spend it.
      just like it has always been:

      also, Keynesian economy believes that government spending (royal families are extension of, if not the government) helps accelerate a return to prosperity. a severe recession/depression/austerity will only worsen, they believe, may never end if the government does not intervene, possibly by spending more actively. i’m sure some economists are a bit bummed that they didn’t rent the most expensive chalet there is.

      so, as you see, they are just practicing old age wisdom that somehow modern day peasants with too much freedom has forgotten.

      /packs up soapbox

    • Cazzie says:

      The Royal Family’s expenditures are going to be examined this year by some watchdog committee for the first time ever…the Telegraph had an article about it and made some hints about “excessive expenses and overseas travel” but did not elaborate.

      “The Public Accounts Committee is expected to launch an investigation into whether the monarch and the Royal Family provide value for money to the taxpayer. The inquiry, which will look at every aspect of the Queen’s expenditure including the cost of transport, is likely to cause concern in Buckingham Palace because of the PAC’s reputation for grilling civil servants if it deems they have misused public funds…

      At the moment there is no accountability for spending what is a considerable fortune.

      Among the areas the committee is expected to examine are transport costs including the Royal Train and the Royal Flight, as well as money spent on official entertaining and the upkeep of palaces.

      Money given to junior royals to support their work backing up the Queen will also be scrutinised while the committee may also want to examine whether Buckingham Palace is doing enough to raise money itself by selling the royal brand.”

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        Cazzie, I am glad to hear about this, and it is about time. :-)

        I have nothing against the royals as people, and Olin’s of like Harry because he is such a bad boy, burin this day and age I do not get the concept of a royalfamy being supported by taxpayers. They should account for every penny, and I would like to see that budget pared down toonlywhatis necessary to preserve the historic residences, run their main office, and provide for necessary security. Serious levels of charity involvement should be par for the course.

      • Cazzie says:

        It should be quite the show – apparently the royal family spent *millions* of dollars last year on helicopters. (Not William for his job, just for themselves getting to and from various garden parties and castles.)

        Should be interesting to see how they try to justify that…even the Prime Minister drives around in a car. Make a plan, people – then you won’t have to rush around in helicopters all the time.

      • LAK says:

        I’d dearly love to know how much Waity spends on helicopters because she was reported to helicopter across country many times.

        I think Airmiles Andy won’t be the only culprit in the family.

      • bluhare says:

        I would be willing to be that there’s more than a few of them looking for creative accountants about now.

      • Another K says:

        Once the present queen passes on, it’ll be time for the rest to hit the trail cause this rodeo’s just about over. And the other European “monarchies” will most likely follow. Just my opinion.

  17. Tania says:

    What a spoiled brat he is. He needs to shut it. Is another newspaper editor going to lose their job? Or perhaps someone else will commit suicide? You were photographed on a public beach. Piss off.

  18. Katy says:

    I think she looks great! I don’t know what the big deal is.

  19. aud says:

    Meh, I’d be upset as well. If only because this is so close to the topless photos. I’d feel like there’s no real way to relax and enjoy myself since someone is always watching.

    It’s gotta get exhausting to feel like you have to stay inside or have photos sold off to the highest bidder.

    Not going to comment on the number of vacations. I simply don’t care and don’t understand the outrage when they aren’t full time royals yet

  20. Reece says:

    1. She looks like she has a food baby. I know, would never actually happen, but it’s cute.
    2. If it was another tourist that took the pic then it seems their fellow “Uber Richies” aren’t buying their BS anymore. Innnteresting…

  21. GossipG says:

    Yeah like National Enq. is stating that Bobbi Kristina is preggers, and suicidal.Nice gossip..But i always wonder why these celebs get mad when the things they dont want tot come out usually do,but when they’leak’ the info:its not ok?I like to read gossip@ work:)..makes the time fly by.

  22. Manchurian Global says:

    Three words:

    Get over it.

  23. GossipG says:

    They need to call ‘things’ Blue Ivy will ‘say’..She knows where they sell private islands..So nobody can bother them again.I dont get why they dont want tot get photographed.doesnt mak sence.As long as they dont have to run are speed in their care to get away from the paps.

  24. emmie_a says:

    Why can’t they see the positive side of this? Beyonce has to PAY someone to record her every waking moment. WK are getting it for free, which leaves Kate w/more money for her wig budget.

  25. Mdawg says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t care about the bikini and am only concerned with all of the humidity and her hair? haha

  26. Cece says:

    I think the obsessions over royalty is really stupid, and could care less about these two, but it doesn’t sound to me like they complained in some huge way. “Sources” are not enough for me to persecute these two.

    I don’t think they’re saying that they are above photos – I just think they’re bummed out that they can’t go on a beach on a private island without being photographed. They can accept that reality and be sad about it at the same time.

    • kay says:

      co sign, cece.

      i am not overly fussed with them one way or another, but the degree of loathing they get is sad.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Cece It’s not that they’re just “bummed”. If they were it wouldn’t go past a general statement. It’s that last time this happened William sued and many people lost their jobs.

        He wants to be the ultimate authority to tell everyone when it’s ok to photograph them and when it’s not ok. This is far beyond being upset that you can’t go anywhere without being photographed.

        It also seems like the tabloids all want these photos because William threatened all of them to bend to his will. The tabs are fighting back.

        They are not like you wanting to vacation. They are public figures That do not earn the luxurious lifestyle that is paid for by the people. Ofcourse Kate is not to blame. She is an exhibitionist. The attention is nice for her. William is the only 1 complaining.

        If you 2 wish to understand why people are not lining up to kiss their feet a small amount of research is all you need.

  27. Tiffany says:

    Off topic. The article about Ashton cheating on Mila. It was Star that had the first mistress interview of Ashton cheating on Demi on their anniversary, right?

  28. Madriani's Girl says:

    You would think by now that The Palace would have been clued in that if they don’t make such a huge deal out of it, no one else would, either. And frankly, I don’t even see what the big deal is. What it boils down to is a woman in a bikini on a public beach. Big deal. But does Star really need a FIVE page spread???

  29. melmel says:

    if they want privacy on yet another vakay, then go vacation at the Queen`s estate in Norfolk or wherever it is.

  30. Lizzie says:

    #pippatips HAHAHAHAHAHAHA i diiiied. i’m using that now for sure.

  31. dorothy says:

    No sympathy here. Agree with everyone else. Stop going on vacay to beaches where you will be seen! Good lord, it’s just a bump in a bikini. What’s the big deal?

  32. dorothy says:

    Agree. I think she really doesn’t have a problem with it. If she did she wouldn’t parade around on beaches.

    • Christina says:

      Reminds me of the big ‘scandal’ in 1982 when Diana was photographed in a bikini while pregnant with Wills. This was pre Demi Moore and every other Z-lister getting her baby bump out on magazine covers, so it did raise a few eyebrows. The queen was reportedly horrified but Diana herself, having seen how fab she looked in the photos, was reportedly quite pleased!

  33. vava says:

    I think these two work very hard! AT VACATIONING.

    I hope they keep it up.

    I also hope more people get photos of them and selling them around the world. What a great way to make a lot of cash!

  34. lady mary. says:

    whats this tragic family secret of Jessica chastain that Star is referring to?

  35. themummy says:

    Who says she’s asking for sympathy? She went on vacation, went to a beach in a bikini, and had her picture taken. Woman in bikini at public beach-SCANDAL!!! Christ. Big f’in deal. Next she’ll wear a short sleeved shirt and it will be a scandal accompanied by a bunch of people saying how she doesn’t have their sympathy and she should work more and the bitch asked for it. uh…what? And look, let’s all be honest–if you were one of the richest people in the world (by that I mean essentially the whole royal family as a unit) and didn’t *have* to slave over work, would you? No, you wouldn’t. You’d live your LIFE, and take time off as often as you needed or wanted to or not work at all, except maybe on things you personally wanted to work on.

    I love how people are so vicious toward her, as if once she said “I do” she became shared public property and she was then required to be strapped to a metaphorical spinning knife board in a sparkly suit while we all throw knives at her. Truth is, not one of us here knows her heart, her intentions, or anything. And it’s actually none of our business.

    Good for for her: she’s young, in love, and rich. Bravo. Congrats to her for the baby.

    Even if it *was* our business, who cares? She’s just some woman. I find it interesting that she’s gets at least 10x the vitriol that Kardashian does, for example. There’s something wrong with that picture.

    Just for the sake of aggravating those who froth at the mouth over her, I hope she never works a day in her life. And yeah, honestly, if I had all that money, I wouldn’t work any job out of obligation…and neither would you.

    • garvels says:

      They are the ones making a big deal out of the whole bikini photo saga. The royals are the ones that sue people and threaten people to the point of suicide. William Middleton and the palace PR team should have said nothing and then bikini-gate would be a complete non-story. The obnoxious royal couple is making it a story with their idle threats and holier than thou attitude.

      The royal’s entourage and security also impact those vacationing on the beach as well. If the Royals do not want to be photographed in public with their swim wear then don’t venture out with the common folk or keep your clothes on.

    • bluhare says:

      Read their own website. That will give you all the answers you need.

      And, for your information, although William has some money from Diana, they are supported by the British people.

      If you were supporting them, wouldn’t you expect some value for your money other than watching them jet away to yet another exclusive hideaway?

      If they truly had their own money and used it to live on, I would agree with you. But they dont’.

    • Mich says:

      1. THEY have made a big fuss about these boring pictures by using words like ‘anguished’ in a release condemning them.

      2. Hundreds of millions of British subjects can very fairly claim that what these two do with their time *is* their business.

      3. You are right, I don’t have a clue what she cares about in this world outside her husband and her family. I do, however, know that she is *supposed* to care about more than just her own little world because the royal family website tells me just that.

      4. Kim Kardashian gets a LOT more vitriol.

      5. You and other posters on these threads saying ‘they’re rich! so what?’ need to brush about on your history about what happens to self-serving royal families that fall out of public favor. One way or another, the public gets rid of them.

    • lower-case deb says:

      rich off other people’s money.
      if they’re so rich, none of the taxpayer’s money should go to them at all. they say what.. 64p per head? how about 0p per head, then they can throw it back in everyone’s faces that they don’t have to be accountable.

      and no added security for when they do their tours. so what if they get mobbed. tough. hire your own damn bodyguards.

    • Suze says:

      What a spirited defense of the world’s glossiest welfare recipients! BRAVO!

      And I’d say the vitriol aimed at Kim Kardashian is still slightly ahead of the WillKate team – although they are creeping up there.

    • Lisa says:

      You actually wrote all that in defense of being lazy? Cute.

    • LAK says:

      The minute she said ‘I do’ she DID become UK public property. It’s a fact. You may not like or agree with it, but it is fact.

      And if she never works a day in her life, we’ll get rid of her = no more privilege. We’ve done it before. We can do it again.

      perhaps the lesson of ALL the royal families of Greece, Spain, Romania, France, Russia have passed you by, not to mention our own King Edward who was so self indulgent he was forced to abdicate his throne.

    • SISI says:

      Well said!!
      She does NOT owe any of us an explanation. She is not public property. When she married William, in no way she gave up her basic human rights, nor was she expected to.
      She never has asked for sympathy, nor has she ever been quoted as being someone who complains. In fact, she & William have not publicly said a single word.
      They are in a private, remote island, in private property (yes, the beach is private) where paparazzi are banned, on vacation. They have every right to expect privacy for them and their unborn child. These pictures should not have been published.

    • Lulu says:

      Problem is, the Brits are paying for these never ending vacations with their hard earned tax dollars. THAT negates your whole argument.

  36. Suzanne says:

    She knows she looks good and wants to be seen. Or they would not put themselves in that venue. Zero sympathy. He has grown up in the public eye and knows exactly what the consequences of his actions are. She is not that new to this game either. Unlike his mother, these two dated quite a long time before they got married. Attention seekers.

  37. some bitch says:

    Oh poor baby.

    I’ll feel sympathy when this useless social climber is pregnant, doesn’t have any health insurance, is waiting tables and only has $80 in her account and the rent is due next week.

  38. Laurie M. says:

    I have always liked & supported the Royals, but reading this? I am now thinking they are a bunch of whiny little petulant kids (for once) not getting their way.

  39. Laurie M. says:

    Compare Kim Kartrashian at four months pregnant to Kate Middleton!! I can’t help but to laugh when you consider Kimmy also needed to see her doctor for severe morning sickness (or so she claimed)!

  40. tabasco says:

    if you don’t want to look like a pair of wankers, don’t wear matching bathing suits. #pippatips

  41. Poink says:

    I hope she’s proud of it! I’d be extremely grateful if I had a healthy pregnancy right now:(

  42. GoodCapon says:

    It’s good to see the press growing some backbone over these bullies!

    I don’t think Prince Uncharming understands that they can’t court the press whenever they’re only on public duty and expect them to go away when they’re off duty. Not having any privacy is part and parcel of royal life. The Queen understands it, so do the rest of the senior royals except for these two.

    • Belle says:

      I don’t think the UK press is growing anything… they are still following orders and not publishing these photos, unless I missed something?

      • LAK says:

        At least they are writing about it. That never happened prior to the wedding.

        I also think they are concern trolling WK in the way the story is written.

        ‘oh look! We aren’t supposed to tell you that these two are on holiday at a resort that costs ££££ and we can’t show you pictures but have a look at the resort. Aren’t we good?!

        I don’t think it matters if the pictures aren’t published in the Brit papers because anyone can see them on the internet BUT it should concern WK that they are being painted the poster children of press censorship.

  43. GoodCapon says:

    I don’t think she minds being seen with or without a bikini top, actually. She has had numerous upskirt accidents for two years, you’d think she would’ve learned a lesson by now to weigh her hemlines.

    She just strikes me as an exhibitionist. That’s fine. But she’s held to a supposedly higher standard than most people which so far she hasn’t lived up to yet. She just doesn’t exude class at all or at least the ‘polish’ of a royal.

  44. ray says:

    foolish to wear bikini and not wanting a photo to be taken when you know bump watch is on. It was a pap magnet.

  45. GoodCapon says:

    I know this would never happen but it would be hilarious if no photographer turns up for Kate’s next engagement on the19th. They’re always complaining about the paparazzi, well the papz should give them a taste of their own medicine!

  46. vava says:

    I think it’s kind of strange why her bikini top pulls away from the upper chest. What’s going on with that?

  47. Jackson says:

    Boo hoo…I’m royalty…don’t take my picture.
    If I was a mag publisher I’d run those photos, too. I draw that line at photos of someone (anyone) grieving a loss, battling an illness or pics taken through the curtains. Other than that, too damn bad.

  48. Cecada says:

    She seems to always be in a bikini. I bet she wears them under her dresses. It would be funny if the little heir pops out in a bikini…

  49. coconut says:

    how can it be a *public* beach if it’s a *privately owned* island? not that i don’t feel this is going overboard.

    • tabasco says:

      being privately-owned doesn’t mean it can’t be (or have certain spots) open to the public

    • LAK says:

      Mustique was owned by one family who proceeded to sell parcels of it to the general public. those people who own those properties are free to use them as they see fit.

      Currently it has 74 cottages and a hotel that are open to the public for rent.

      That’s what makes it privately public.

      If they wanted a truly private private island, they should have gone to one owned entirely by one person/family/co-operation. That way, no members of the public allowed at all e.g Necker island owned in it’s entirety by Richard Brandson

  50. Feebee says:

    Maybe they should try a different strategy… Because this one’s not working. We are under the impression they are always on vacation….. This is what photo evidence is available. So how about hiring some natty London pr people to help you out, like maybe suggest if the public had photos of you working then the vacation photos wouldn’t be so impactful.

    I agree the anguish (an emotion I usually associate more with a traumatic event or disaster not a bunch of innocuous photos) can’t possibly be the images they show, but the public reaction to another vacation, given her delicate pregnancy state.

  51. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    If Wills is truly in a huff about the “violation”‘, he needs to seriously take a chill pill. Making a big noise about it just encourages them and feeds the story. I actually think they are doing it as a feint to distract from the fact of the vacation itself.

    I am more interested in WHY they are not more worried, especially in light of the public inquiry referenced upthread, that they will come in for public criticism and maybe other fallout from their perceived laziness. But other than CB, is there any evidence that the public, especially the British public, has noticed the laziness and constant vacationing? Have there been any stories in the DM or other major magazines even touching on this? If not, then they are getting away with it no sweat.

    LAK, Angekic 20 and other British please weigh in here. I see no sign in US it’s been noticed.

  52. janie says:

    She looks really cute pregnant :)

    Obviously if she’s at the beach she’s going to be wearing a swimsuit, it’s stupid to expect her to wear a coverup. I GUESS she should have expected the paparazzi to be there, but it’s f*cked that anyone is allowed to stalk and photograph people just because they venture out into public.

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      It’s foolish to assume in our age of technology that you can stop everyone everywhere from taking your picture.

      These things will happen. It’s unavoidable. The thing is that William makes a scene about it. He calls attention to it and then sues and threatens to sue anyone who takes, sells, purchases, and publishes those pictures.

      Maybe if he didn’t make a scene about it no one would care and therefore stop taking pictures… Like Harry in his crazy vegas incident. That went away fast and it was far worse!

    • LAK says:

      In the bad old days when there were no laws to curb paps [yes i am that old] and the problem was much worse and really intrusive to extent you young pups can’t begin to imagine, The royals would organise a photocall with all interested paps whilst on holiday. Pictures would be taken and then the paps would go away. system worked very well because it resulted in far less intrusive pictures, and the royals didn’t have to worry that their vacation was being dogged by paps or snap happy tourists.

  53. Kelly says:

    If they were going to be my king and queen someday I would really be ticked. As it is I find them useless people.

  54. endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

    Can you imagine how annoying all this hoopla these two lazy asses are making must be to the family of that nurse who committed suicide after accidentally patching through those radio presenters in during Bikini Kate’s hospital stay for ‘HG’???

    I am not saying that these two are the cause of that woman’s death – Im just saying that if I were the left behind family, their “outrage” would just seem fickle, exaagerated and infuriate me….

    Get some perspective William and lighten the hell up!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Apsutter says:

    Omg. Seriously….seriously you guys? Get off your asses and go get a damn job or do some freakin charity work. I just can’t deal with these over-privileged lazy ass babies today who wouldn’t know a legitimate problem if it bit them on the ass. Freakin grown ass 30 year olds who’ve never actually had a real problem and who’s life consists of endless vacation. Ugh…sorry…rough day here

  56. lisa2 says:

    I freely admit I don’t follow them. I know the baby is a big deal, but I don’t particularly care about either of them. And while I don’t go to a lot of sites, I don’t think many people were even interested in them. They have not been seen in a bit. I thought there would be more “bump watch”. There has been more interest media wise for Kim (sorry but true).

    She is not even showing and the shots are not bad. I just find them both very boring. Not exciting at all.

  57. Kate (newer one) says:

    The French photos were violating, because they were sneak shots of people relaxing in a private villa. In the UK someone who did that would be looking at time on the Sex Offender’s Register and prison. This? Uh, no. They were in public. Walking about. Not going to AA or a doctor or anything remotely personal. She’s pregnant and as the sprog is in line to the throne, there’s even a public interest argument.

    Sneaked shots of a married couple semi-clothed in a private home are disgusting. Photos taken of them out and about in public are fair game. The Palace needs to catch up with the 21st century, because pregnant women aren’t put into purduh/huge flowery tents anymore.

    • vava says:

      Well the real story there was that they claimed they had prior engagements and could not attend the Paralympics. They basically LIED.

      • SISI says:

        Big Deal!! – A Non-Story, IMO
        Perhaps W&K schedule was changed at the lat minute, after it was felt that Harry’s absence (following the Vegas scandal) would be more noticeable with only them being present at the ceremony…!? – After all, Princess Anne & other senior royals were also going to be there, especially Prince Edward who is the President of the Paralympics Association …So their absence only that night (the closing ceremony) doesn’t bother me in the least!! – What’s more important & is generally acknowledged is that they were excellent Ambassadors for both the Olympic AND Paralympics games, and WERE constantly there during the games. – BTW, what I heard from TV commentators thet night was that W&K were not there because they were preparing/getting ready for their (grueling) Asia-Pacific tour, representing the Queen …fair-enough!!

  58. Elly says:

    Sorry, but Willy and Katy aren´t very intelligent or?

    They were on a public beach and today everyone owns a mobile with a camera:

    • SISI says:

      Nobody is saying that Mustique is an uninhabited island!?? It is a PRIVATE, remote island, where photographers are BANNED.- They had a reasonable expectation of privacy.
      It’s a private beach. Many believe these pictures were taken with a long-range photo lens from a boat offshore
      The onus is on the media & their ethical values (or lack of)- these intimate pictures should not have been published without their consent.

  59. charlie says:

    Love a comment in the DM calling these two twats “the Duke and Duchess of Mustique.” Says it all.

  60. EscapedConvent says:

    Kate ought to wear a one-piece next time & see if there’s a whoop-ti-doo over that.

  61. Louise says:

    I guess if W&K did a lot of charity work nobody would complain about them on going on vacation, right? Because it would be well deserved? If Kate didn’t work before marrying Will, why did every one think she would after the marriage? She has 2 jobs – make her husband happy and have the next heir. Done deal. She can’t create laws or enact them. I’d worry about the people in the House of Commons/Lords as well as the Monarch. They are just related to the Monarch and have no governmental authority yet, well only King William will.

  62. Christin says:

    William seems to be reverting back to his spoiled toddler days (for those of age to remember that era of his life). Kate has had years to adjust to what life is as a royal “celebrity”, plus she’s nearly a decade older than Diana was when thrown into the spotlight. I think Kate just doesn’t care, and Wills doesn’t have the backbone to do the right thing. She doesn’t seem modest or driven to do much, for that matter. I doubt she’s bothered by the fuss over the photos or the excessive vacations and apparent excuse making for avoiding duties.

  63. Asdfg says:

    *Rolls eyes* Why is it such a big deal? She’s acting like she’s the only pregnant woman in the world!

    “OMG the papz got pics of me pregs in a bikini!”

    Booo freakin hoo…

    If they didn’t want to be photographed in bikinis and trunks they could have gone some place else for vacation! Seriously! -.-

  64. Aurelia says:

    William is such a snivelly, whinger, pussy / manchild. He needs to man up. I’m so sick of him.

    Yeah, no wonder waity kaity has so many blow outs. Granted, was probably ma middleton who called the paps.

    Love it how william blames the paps for his mothers death. Yes they played a part but ultimately it was her bad choices: careless boyfriend (who wasn’t even her real boyfriend. She just manipulated him to make Hasnet Khan jealous) who let a drunk staff member drive them, and diana choosing to live as a commoner and so something stupid like get in a freaking car and not put on her seatbelt!

    nuff said

  65. ZenBitch says:

    Is Kate upset or just that control freak she married?

  66. Andrea says:

    She looks healthy, normal. Too bad she hasn’t look like this since what 2006/2007? Her butt and thighs look bigger which is great compared to the usual. Her bump is small, but since she was severely underweight before, this is not surprising. Her frizzy hair is a welcome sight. She’s a normal person with frizz issues!! Those sausage curls need to go btw. I’m pleased to see this pic of her actually.

  67. birdy says:

    The “job” of the royals is to be seen, promote events/charities and encourage trade with the Commonwealth. To do that, they invite the press to cover the outings. Do they honestly expect the press to allow the Palace to dictate when the press can and can;t photogragh them and write about them when they are in pubilc places? I’m sorry but they televised their wedding, they regularly do interviews with the press – they are celebrities. Not buying this BS from the Palace. I think they are more embarassed by the fact that they are on another holiday – does every member of the British military get this much time away from duties?? The pair are not working royals – she doesn’t have a job or contribute anything significant and his military career is watered down (it appears) solely for PR purposes so he is not seen to be partying and just living off the public purse. She chose to out on the bikini – if she was not comfortable, she would not be wearing it. Interesting they can’t do many royal engagements but they can go on vacation every other month. Charlie, Liz, even Harry don’t go on vacation this much.

  68. banarang says:

    I get where William is coming from, I think he gets upset because it reminds him of the lack of privacy his mother received

  69. Anon says:

    Well now, it isn’t much of a story unless William or Kate are upset, is it? I bet the tabloids spun that part real good.

  70. charlie says:

    Not one single person or article has mentioned how Kate looks very tanned in these photos, after just a couple of days on the beach. I thought it had been reported that she had supposedly laid off the spray tans because they’re dangerous for a pregnant woman? Kaiser? Comments?

  71. charlie says:

    Why is Waity still spray-tanning!??

  72. Ann Valor says:

    This site is hilarious, but I don’t really get the whole “waity Katie” thing. Since when is it a BAD thing to take your time dating another person before committing to them? She’s an ideal role model. And I highly HIGHLY doubt she gives a shit about this series of photographs. The Palace doesn’t want to tarnish their “spotless” reputation with things like an attractive commoner entering their family. God forbid Eugenie and Beatrice feel even worse about themselves than they already do/should.

  73. Keekles says:

    There’s a reason the Queen Mother used to say to other members of the BRF “Never Complain, Never Explain” because if you are lucky enough to be a member of the British Royal Family then you should not complain about anything ever. No really.