The photos were published in a French gossip magazine in , the year after the former Kate Middleton married William. The couple were so upset about the photos — which were published as they were on an official tour of South Asia and the South Pacific — they subsequently filed a court complaint in France, which has tougher privacy laws than in the U. But their lawyer read a statement by Prince William that indicated he is still upset. We know France and the French and we know that they are, in principle, respectful of private life, including that of their guests.
40+ Photos Of Kate Middleton The Palace Doesn’t Want You To See
40+ Photos Of Kate Middleton The Palace Doesn't Want You To See
A French court ruled the images used by Closer - taken as the couple holidayed in Provence five years ago - had been an invasion of their privacy. The judge fined Closer magazine's editor and owner 45, euros - the maximum amount allowed. The damages - 50, euros to each royal - fall short of the 1. Long-lens images of Catherine sunbathing on a terrace were published on the front and inside pages of the Closer publication - which is separate to the UK's Closer magazine - in
Paparazzi, editors on trial in France over topless photos of Duchess Kate
Yesterday, a judge ordered French magazine Closer to pay Kate Middleton and Prince William , euros in damages and two staffers an additional 90, euros in fines for publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge. It was a fraction of what they asked for— 1. It was the end of a long and tenuous legal journey for the royals, which began in , when a sunbathing Middleton took off her top at a acre estate in Provence. Little did she know that, roughly half a mile away, a French paparazzo was lurking in the shadows, long-range lens camera in hand, ready to capture it all. The shots fell into the hands of Closer, reportedly after British tabloids turned them down.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched legal action against the French magazine Closer over its publication of topless pictures of the duchess, Clarence House has said. The celebrity gossip magazine printed pictures of the duchess taken during the couple's private holiday in France. A royal spokesman said the legal proceedings had been launched in France and were for breach of privacy. They show a young woman sunbathing topless, like the millions of women you see on beaches," said Laurence Pieau. A spokesman for the couple, who are on a tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, strongly condemned publication of the pictures.