Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Duchess of Cambridge topless pics: Royals get €100k damages from Closer magazine

A court has ordered Closer magazine and two photographers to pay a total of €100,000 in damages over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge.

The publication's editor, Laurence Pieau, and owner Ernesto Mauri must also each pay fines of €45,000 (£41,000) - the maximum possible.
However, the €100,000 (£92,000) for breach of privacy is considerably less than the €1.5m that opposition lawyers said the couple were seeking.

The photos of the Duchess and the Duke of Cambridge on holiday in the south of France were published in Closer and in regional magazine La Provence in September 2012.

They were snapped with a zoom lens as they relaxed outside at a chateau belonging to the Queen's nephew, Viscount Linley.

British newspapers rejected approaches to buy the photos but they appeared in celebrity gossip magazine Closer, as well as Ireland's Daily Star and Italy's Chi.

The royals filed a criminal complaint for invasion of privacy and got an injunction preventing further use of the images.

SKY     News.

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