French court upholds the Duchess of Cambridge's topless photos fine

2018-09-20 10:25

Paris — A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum €45 000 ($52 500) for breaching the privacy of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, when publishing topless photos of her sunbathing back in 2012.

On Wednesday, the Versailles appeals court upheld a decision from September 2017 in Nanterre to fine the publication's two directors the maximum possible, and the two photographers who snapped the duchess €10 000 each.

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Last September, the office of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were pleased at the ruling as they "wished to make the point strongly that this kind of unjustified intrusion should not happen."

The damages were short of the €1.5m ($1.75m) hoped for by the couple.

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