Chi, the Italian magazine owned by scandalous politician Silvio Berlusconi, has revealed plans to publish over 200 more topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge on Monday, in an explicit 26 page special edition.
The publication obtained some 200 images of the future queen sunbathing naked in France, it has emerged. Chi has announced it is preparing the edition for tomorrow featuring 50 intimate photographs of Kate Middleton enjoying what she thoght was a private afternoon with Prince Wills.
It comes as a furious Prince William revealed he wants those responsible for taking and printing the pictures of his wife to be jailed. But the defiant editor of Chi has Tweeted that 'not even a direct call from the Queen' would stop him from publishing the pictures. Guess they're going ahead, then.
Former Latin teacher-turned-editor Alfonso Signorini, 48, posted the message online after being posed the question by one of his followers on Twitter. The ruthless editor said he was not afraid of any legal action in Italy, because as far he was concerned the pictures were taken in a public place and therefore had been no invasion of privacy. We beg to differ.
Defending himself further, Mr. Signorini said:
"I am convinced by this scoop that Chi will be publishing on Monday because that is what we are talking about. These pictures are not offensive or in poor taste, they are not morbid and they do not damage the dignity of anyone.
"Instead the pictures that were published in Britain of Prince Harry were exactly that - if I didn't recognise the journalistic value of what I had then if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes.
"These pictures were taken while the couple were on a terrace and they were taken from a public place so there is no suggestion of an invasion of privacy."
The royal couple are trying to halt the publication of the photographs in Chi, owned by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and are struggling to prevent them being printed elsewhere around the world.
She's still smiling, depsite the drama...