By Sally Garcia, EnStarz | Jul 11, 2012 01:08 PM EDT
An Australian magazine published pictures of Prince William and Kate Middleton's honeymoon in the Seychelles archipelago last year on its July 16 issue.
The pictures reportedly caused outrage in the Royal Family and stirred controversy because the magazine violated privacy agreements agreed among various media outlets.
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“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge considered their honeymoon to be a very private event after their hugely public wedding. For this reason they asked the media to respect their privacy. That is something they continue to do so.” a St. James Palace spokesperson told the Mail.
Australia's Woman's Day magazine featured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walking hand-in-hand along the beach on its July 16 issue cover, according to several reports.
In the cover Middleton is wearing a tiny black halter-neck bikini showing off her flat abs while William is wearing board shorts, according to the Daily Mail.
The magazine also featured 15 photographs inside showing the couple in the water, the Mail reports. The pictures are not available on the magazine's website on Wednesday.
Prince William and Middleton reportedly spend their 10-day honeymoon in North Island in the Seychelles archipelago, a complex of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, East of Africa.
The North Island has a five star resort with 11 private villages that range from €4230 - €6680 a night, according to the Seychelles.travel website.
Extensive facilities include open-air outdoor showers, a central dining room, lounge, library, a connoisseur’s cellar, spa, gym and world-class dive centre, among others.
It is not known yet who took the photographs in the tight secured island with a population of 148 people, or why the editors decided to make them public.
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