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William and Kate win French injunction over topless photos

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 18, 2012

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Kate is currently on a Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East

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Laurence Pieau has defended publication of the shots

Publisher of Closer to be fined €10,000 a day if it republishes paparazzi shots of the duchess sunbathing topless
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction against French magazine Closer preventing republication of topless photos. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction in a French court preventing celebrity magazine Closer from publishing further paparazzi shots of the duchess sunbathing topless.

Mondadori France, Closer’s publishing company, will be fined €10,000 per day if it publishes any more photographs following Tuesday’s judgment or transmits them to any third party via email or any other means.

Mondadori, owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, will also have to pay €2,000 towards legal fees as part of the ruling following a civil action.

A court in Nanterre, near Paris, opened a separate criminal investigation on Tuesday into charges that Closer and a photographer breached the privacy of the duke and duchess by publishing the topless photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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