Royals suing over topless pics of Kate

2012-09-14 19:23
London - Britain's royal family says it is suing the French magazine that has published topless photos of Prince William's wife Kate.

St James's Palace said Friday that "legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France" by the royal couple.

The French gossip magazine Closer published the blurry images on Friday but insisted it had not invaded the couple's privacy.

The images are the first to show Britain's likely future queen partially nude.

The palace had earlier called the publication of the images a "grotesque" abuse of privacy. It likened the case to the hounding of William's mother, the late Princess Diana, by paparazzi before her untimely death in 1997.


  • traceyann.whiteschroder - 2012-09-14 20:33

    I think it is unfair to the Royal family to be exposed. William and Kate are private people and would like to remain that way. We do not need the press to destroy their lives like Diana's was threw the paparazzi.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-15 08:50

      Fight fire with fire. Royals should get nude picks of the reporters and there wifes and any close to them, then publish them in there papers

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-09-15 14:05

      Private people who just happen to be living off the taxpayer. Celebrities and royals will always be in the spotlight. They need to get used to it. It is the price of fame and wealth created by the very people why are demanding the photos.

  • fawzia.bayat - 2012-09-14 21:01

    If she had appeared nude as is purported by blurred images, what on earth does one or she expect with the media,s modus operandi. Just an idle thought who do Muslims sue?

      raymond.dick.12 - 2012-09-14 23:57

      For what? Having an opnion, however misguided?

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-09-14 21:40

    sue the mothers...I am just afraid that for a Brit to take on a French paper in a French court is asking a lot...lets hope

  • vernon12345 - 2012-09-15 01:38

    If she did not want the world to see her breasts then she should have kept her top on its that simple, the paparazzi are all over and they know it

  • Malibongwe Theo Mjwara - 2012-09-15 06:51

    Thats papparazzi for you, whats new!!?..i wudnt be suprised they showed prince Charles butt naked as well..!!!

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-09-15 07:09

    its all for public consumption , if the public showed no interest and did not buy the magazine then these kind of photos would not be taken and have no value

  • mary.kircher - 2012-09-15 14:56

    the pictures show Kate sunbathing topless in France, no big deal. They are actually quite tasteful . Much ado about nothing as far as I'm concerned.

  • rara.sitofu - 2012-09-15 14:56

    What was she doing naked in a place where anybody can see,she wanted this!what was she thinkin after the scandal of his brother in law!

  • pierre.walt - 2012-09-15 17:45

    First Harry now Kate. Wonderful new us please.

  • Spittalsue - 2012-09-15 18:16

    If you stand on a balcony in the nude or topless, there is a good chance you will be photographed, particularly if you are a member of the Royal Family; She can hardly be called "grotesque" though, she is quite beautiful.

  • Spittalsue - 2012-09-15 18:17

    A Storm in a Bra Cup!!!!!!!!!!!!

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