Kate Middleton's baby bump photos to be published by Italian magazine

kate-middleton-baby-bump-photos.jpgIt's round 2 between Royal couple Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and the paparazzi. Last fall, it was over a French magazine publishing nude photos of Kate Middleton taken while she was sunbathing on a private balcony.

Now it's an Italian magazine publishing bikini pictures of the Duchess that show off Kate's growing baby bump. St. James Palace says the photographs are once again violating the couple's right to privacy.

"We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas. This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy," says a Royal spokesperson in a statement.

As you can see above, Italian magazine Chi is featuring the pictures on the cover with the caption "La pancia cresce," which means "the belly grows" in Italian. The Royal couple are expecting their first child in July.
Photo/Video credit: Getty Images, Chi