Italian Magazine Has Topless Kate Pics

That escalated quickly. Despite legal action the royal family has taken against a French magazine that printed topless photos of Kate Middleton, an Italian glossy has taken up the reins—and the magazine said Saturday it will publish 26 pages of the photos. The tabloid, Chi, is part of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlsconi’s publshhing house Mondadori, which also owns Closer, the French magazine that first published the photos. The photos are not posed: they were taken by a paparazzo, probably with a telephoto lens looking onto a private home where Middleton and Prince William were staying. Nonetheless, Chi’s editor stands staunchly by his decision, claiming that the images are tasteful and will not “hurt Kate’s image.”