The editor of Italian magazine ‘Chi’m Alfonso Signorini said “not even a direct call from the Queen” would stop him from publishing the pictures.” He added that “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 recognize the journalistic value of what I had then if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes.
The Editor of Chi Magazine Signorini went further in defending the decision to publish the pictures of Kate Middleton topless, by saying: “For the first time, the future Queen of England appears in a natural way, free from all artificial elements required by her role. The Royal Family, instead of getting angry with the media, that are simply exercising their right to inform, should, in my humble opinion, take the opportunity and comment on this scoop with the typical British humour, by saying ‘So what?’”.
The Press Association in Great Britain quoted Signorini as saying the photographs represented “ a deserving topic because it shows in a completely natural way the daily life of a very famous, young and modern couple in love.”
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