Danish magazine to publish topless Kate photos

STOCKHOLM - A Danish magazine was set Thursday to publish pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine sunbathing topless, despite the British royals' legal moves in France to stop the spread of the photos.

A Swedish celebrity magazine on Wednesday joined the growing list of European publications to print the paparazzi snaps, which were covertly taken while the royal couple were on holiday in the south of France this month.

The Danish-based Aller Media company owns the Swedish magazine Se och Hoer (See and Hear), which splashed 11 of the candid pictures over three pages.

Aller Media also owns the Danish celebrity magazine Se og Hoer, which announced that it plans to publish a 16-page spread with the pictures on Thursday.

The pictures, which have infuriated the British royal family and revived debate on press intrusion, were first published by French magazine Closer last week.

Ireland's Daily Star and Italy's Chi magazine swiftly followed suit and the images have been widely circulated on the Internet.

"This is nothing unusual, these are quite nice pictures if you compare them with other celebrity pictures that we publish all the time," Se och Hoer chief editor Carina Loefkvist told AFP.

The publication in Sweden did not make headlines, with only two tabloids mentioning it and the rest of the media ignoring it.

Loefkvist had no figures for the number of copies Se och Hoer sold on Wednesday.

"It's been a bit of a topic of conversation... but it's nothing special," she said.

The magazine had a regular weekly circulation of 105,600 in 2011.

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