Kate Middleton and Prince William have won their case against French magazine Closer, which published topless photos of Kate last Friday. The decision was made this morning in a French court. The court ordered Closer Magazine to stop printing the issue featuring photos of Kate and William taken by paparazzi while the Royal couple vacationed in the south of France. The court also ordered Closer to remove the topless photos of Kate from their website. On top of all this, the photos cannot be sold anywhere else in the world and must be given to the Palace by Wednesday afternoon. If Closer does not comply with these demands, the magazine will be fined 10,000 euros per incident.
This is a big victory for Kate and Will, especially since the photos of Kate were taken around the time of the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. Diana was, of course, in a serious car accident after being chased by the paparazzi in France. French lawyer Aurelien Hammelle represented William and Kate in court and argued that the photos taken of Kate and her husband were a “grotesque breach of privacy.” We’re happy things turned out the way they did. As much as it’s a shame that the photos were taken in the first place, we think this case sends a strong message to the media about what is appropriate. There’s no word yet on what will happen with regards to Italian magazine Chi, which published more topless photos of Kate yesterday.
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