The Mirror, likely a reliable source in this case, claims paparazzi are shopping photos of Kate Middleton wearing a “skimpy bikini” during her “babymoon” in Mustique. Apparently, the pics “clearly show” the Royal Baby Bump — whose formal reveal was scheduled for February 19 — but the upright editors at the Mirror declined to look at the images. The tabloid refuses to run them, as do all of Britain’s news outlets, whose decency was tested in September, when topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing made the rounds. That means either the U.S., Europe, or Australia has to shell out £250,000 ($392,000, €293,000, or $382,000 for the Aussies).
In other Kate-related news, Michael Christian, one of the D.J.’s behind the prank call to the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospital in December that culminated in the apparent suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, is back on the air. According to the Guardian, Christian is working on a music-based program on Melbourne’s Fox FM “in which he does not make or take calls.” Ryhs Holleran, the CEO of Southern Cross Austereo network, didn’t say when Christian’s co-host Mel Greig would return: “We look forward to welcoming [her] back when the time is right.”