ROME (AFP) - An Italian magazine owned by Silvio Berlusconi published leaked photos of Prince William’s wife Catherine on Monday despite the risk of legal action, but Italian reaction to the pictures was muted.In a special edition, Chi magazine splashed three photos of the topless princess on its front cover and devoted 28 pages to the story, even including a plastic surgeon’s analysis.Chi is published by the former Italian prime minister’s media empire that also owns the France-based publication Closer, which first published the photos last week.The decision to run the images has incensed the royal family, whose lawyers are seeking a civil injunction and criminal charges in Paris.But Chi editor Alfonso Signorini said the pictures represented “extraordinary reportage” and were “not in violation of privacy.” Britain’s royals went on the offensive Monday with a criminal complaint lodged in Paris against the French gossip magazine that published photos of Prince William’s wife Catherine.The prosecutor’s office in the Paris suburb Nanterre said it received the complaint against persons unknown by which the royal couple aim to win compensation for the images of Catherine and William at a French chateau.The pair has said they want damages for the alleged breach of French privacy law from both weekly magazine Closer and from the photographer, whose identity the publication has not revealed.