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Katie Price is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to her children.

And the model mum-of-five has split opinion once again after posting a picture of her nine-year-old daughter posing in a bikini. The 38-year-old shared the snap of Princess on the beach in the Maldives, where the family are enjoying a holiday to celebrate hubby Kieran Hayler’s 30th birthday.

Katie arranged the “second honeymoon” on a £1,000-a-night private island after a disastrous break there following the couple’s wedding four years ago. Katie sparked fierce debate after posting the picture of Princess striking a model pose in a two-piece swimsuit while holding a large sun hat on her head.

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The Loose Women star captioned the snap: “Princess loving her holiday @kandima_maldives wearing hat from @creativeedgeattire love these fur flip flops @prettybowchic”.

The post immediately drew criticism from some Instagram users. One wrote: “Is this a child posing like this” with a shocked face emoji. Another added: “No one wants to see a lil girl tryna be a grown woman in a bikini”.

One mum added: “Dont think id let my little girl pose like this in a bikini…..no way! Shes a beautiful child and i admire kate as a mum but not a chance would i post this”

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But other fans were quick to jump to the glamour model’s defence.

One wrote: “really ? Her mums a model. She’s gonna do poses like her mum. People need to get a life. Princess is a gorgeous little lady and with her natural beauty will likely go on to do modelling herself.”

Another commented: “And here come the backlash..and will feature on Loose Women” Earlier, Katie shared a snap of her in a revealing pink crochet bikini which flaunted her incredible figure.

Are you selling the shirt or your boobs?” questioned one, while another commented, “Not a classy pic. Very needy and annoying. Unfollow.”

Katie and her brood jetted to the island paradise on Thursday evening with a camera crew in tow.

A source said: “Katie is finally getting the honeymoon of her dreams after her first one with Kieran ended in upset.

“She’s flying to the Maldives with Kieran but they won’t be alone as Katie’s film crew will be following their every move.”

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Katie and Keiran – who share Jett, three, and Bunny, two – are hoping it will be a “stress-free holiday” as there have reportedly been “tensions between the pair” as of late. The insider added to The Sun newspaper: “Kieran is already fed up over filming for Katie’s reality TV show so tensions between the pair have been running high.

“Even his 30th birthday was all about Katie; she threw him a surprise party but the cameras were there ready to film his reaction.

“They’re hoping this break will be a stress-free holiday – when they cameras aren’t rolling.”