May 23, 2013
France court bans publication of topless Middleton
A French court ordered today the publisher of a French gossip magazine to hand over all digital copies of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and blocked the further publication of the images.
French magazine Closer published 14 photos of a topless Kate on Friday. Britain’s royal household, outraged by the publication of photos, began legal proceedings for breach of privacy against the publisher of the French magazine Closer.
According to a Grande Instance in Nanterre’s ruling , in Paris, ordered Closer magazine ruling, the magazine Closer cannot publish the images of an intimate moment in the south of France any further, including on its website and tablet application, British newspaper The Telegraph reported today.
The ruling affects only the French magazine and does not to extend to publications in Ireland and Italy which have also used the pictures. The publishers will also face a fine of 10,000 euros for every breach if it re-publishes or distributes the photos.
No British newspaper has printed the pictures.