Court rules for royals in topless pics

2012-09-18 12:55
Nanterre - A French court has ordered the publisher of a gossip magazine to hand over all digital copies of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge and blocked any further publication of the images.

Under the 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. The magazine published 14 photos of a partially clad Kate in its pages on Friday.

If the royal family had hoped to block international publication, it was too late. Publications in Ireland and Italy already went ahead with them. Tuesday's ruling only affects the French publisher.


  • klaas.waarzegger.7 - 2012-09-18 14:05

    And this wil benifit them how?

      george.outremer - 2012-09-18 19:55

      A small victory given that whatever is posted on the net is there forever. I would however hope that this sets a precedent for international law regarding basic rights to privacy to be formulated / revised.

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-18 15:24

    aag, even though they are royal they are also human and they are young and they deserve their privacy, this paparazzi hai they must draw the line.

  • petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-09-18 15:35

    Hipocrates!!! The are a royal couple, therefore they choose to be in the limelight. Now that there is actually something to look at, suddenly they want privacy? Fink.

      george.outremer - 2012-09-18 20:00

      The devious manner in which these pictures were taken is the issue. The culprit should be held to account.

  • ann.fischadler - 2012-09-18 16:33

    Who the hell by the sword die by the sword....the royal background and history has many many secrets and dark moments...they came to power by force...albeit many moons ago but they were never ever democratically elected....stuff them...

      delish7564 - 2012-09-18 17:48

      Obviously you do otherwise you wouldn't have bothered commenting :)

      george.outremer - 2012-09-18 20:05

      Let's not forget the circumstances surrounding the death of Diana. Prince William is right to take action to protect his wife.

  • linds.ronhouse - 2012-09-18 19:42

    I'm really surprised by the comments, likes and dislikes here. If this happened in South Africa, the comments would have been completely different.

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