Although the royal couple is suing French magazine Closer for publishing pictures of a topless Kate Middleton, Italian gossip magazine Chi ran a special edition on Monday including the pictures in their pages.
The photos include Middleton sunbathing topless and rubbing suntan lotion on Prince Williams back while vacationing in France. They also included a column by cosmetic surgeon Paolo Santanche, analyzing Middleton’s body. Chi dedicated 20 pages to the photos.
Chi editor Alfonso Signorini said the magazine’s defiance in printing the pictures is done in the hopes to modernize the monarchy. He says the pictures don’t harm her dignity, and instead make her more likeable.
The magazine usually sells around 350,000 copies, but vendors have seen people lining up in front of their stores to buy a copy.