Kate Middleton, Prince William Takes French Magazine To Court For Publishing Topless Photos
Kate Middleton and Prince William have taken legal action against “Closer,” a French magazine for the publication of topless photos of the Duchess in the year 2012.
The lawyers of Kate and Prince William have initiated the legal proceedings against the French magazine “Closer,” for the publication of topless photos the Duchess of Cambridge. The photos were taken in the year 2012, while the Duchess and Prince William were vacationing, E! News reported.
French lawyer, Jean Veil appeared in the court on behalf of Kate Middleton and Prince William and asked the court to grant a compensation of £1.3 million for the royal scandal that the photos had created and also for the damage that the photos caused. Moreover, the royal couple also asked the French regional daily, “La Provence” to pay a compensation of £42,000 for the publication of another set of photos.
It must be mentioned here that it was the first day of the trial in Nanterre. And, though Kate Middleton and Prince William were absent, their statements were read in the court. Notably, with the start of the legal proceedings, against “Closer,” six defendants might be reportedly facing trail in this case. And the charges that will be levied will include invasion of privacy and complicity.
However, Laurence Pieau, the editor the magazine has put across a theory, defending the publications of the photos. Pieau states that the photos are not scandalous. According to reports from Reuters, the editor has said that the photos are just like that of other women, bathing topless on the beaches.
But, the chief executive of Bauer Media, Paul Keenan, has condemned the magazine’s decision. He has said in a statement that the group, which owns “Closer,” has complained to the license holder for publishing the private photos. He has also demanded the removal of the photos.