updated - May 1, 2016 Sunday EDT
Kate Middleton's topless photos have been published by a Swedish magazine, making it the fourth outlet to publish the photos of Kate Middleton's sunbathing while on vacation and it appears a fifth publication will follow suit by week's end.
The unauthorized photos of Middleton, 30, went on newsstands in Sweden's Se & Hoer celebrity magazine today while 60 to70 of the photos will appear in a 16-page spread in the magazine's sister publication, Se & Hoer, in Denmark Thursday, according to The Associated Press.
Amid the topless photo scandal, the Duchess Catherine and Prince William continued their Diamond Jubilee tour of the South Pacific during the week.
Chi Magazine, an Italian gossip magazine owned by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi published a 26-page spread of topless photos of Kate Middleton despite legal action in France against the French magazine, Closer, which was the first tabloid that published them. The Irish Daily Star also published the photos of Kate.
The grainy photos of the royal couple, most likely taken with a long lens, which show Kate Middleton sunbathing topless with Prince William on a balcony at a 19th century hunting lodge in southern France, in early September. In another picture, she bends over pulling down her bikini bottoms while Prince William touches her bare bottom
Editor Mike O'Kane from the Irish Daily Star told the BBC the photos did not feature in the edition distributed in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In response to the photos St James Palace has issued a strongly worded statement.
A French prosecutor would have to decide whether to pursue a breach of privacy or trespassing case against whoever is behind the photographs, the palace said.
According to a report by the BBC, there was no name listed in the criminal complaint Monday.
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