Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Bang Showbiz

Royal couple taking legal action

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked prosecutors in France to launch criminal proceedings against the photographer who took pictures of the duchess topless and the French magazine that published them.

If successful, the photographer and the magazine's editor could be jailed for up to a year and fined up to £36,000 ($55,500).

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Lawyers for the couple made a formal criminal complaint of breach of privacy and trespass at a court hearing near Paris.

They were also expected to be granted an interim civil injunction banning the magazine Closer from printing more pictures and ordering it to remove images from its website.

The palace is seeking damages from the publisher, owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

 

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