Social media remembers Kwaito singer Mandoza as his funeral service is underway in Soweto

WATCH: We decided to give three middle-aged people the opportunity to try social media for the very first time

French judge to probe topless Kate pics

2012-09-29 20:03
 
Paris - A French judge will lead a probe into how topless photos were obtained of Prince William's wife Catherine and will seek to identify the photographer, sources close to the inquiry said on Friday.

French prosecutors last week ordered a preliminary investigation into whether Closer magazine, which published the images on September 14, and the photographer had committed a criminal act.

That has now become a fully-fledged investigation, the sources said.

An injunction granted by a court in Nanterre in the Paris suburbs had ordered the magazine to hand over all forms of the pictures to the British royal couple within 24 hours or face a €10 000 fine for every day's delay.

The injunction also bans the glossy magazine from re-using them in print or on its website and re-selling them on pain of further €10 000 fines for each infraction.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

Prince William has talked of 'dark moments' in his job as an air ambulance pilot. Read More »

Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and his wife Kate will bring their two young children on their official visit to Canada. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.