Kate Middleton and Prince William have won an injunction preventing a magazine from publishing further topless pictures of the royal.
Mondadori France, French Closer magazine’s publishing company, will be fined €10,000 a day if they publish further topless paparazzi images of Kate sunbathing or transmit them to a third party via email or any other means, it has been ruled in a French court today.
It was also decided that Mondadori – owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – will have to pay €2,000 towards legal fees.
We here at RSVP were shocked to learn that the exposing shots were taken by a female photographer!
The paparazzi who took the nude snaps – Valerie Suau – is said to be in hiding.
However, she denies selling anything “explicit” to the French publication, saying the photographs – which see Kate taking her bikini top off – were “decent”.
Investigators for the royal couple are keen to question her about the day she took the pictures and find out if anyone else was involved.
If found guilty of any wrongdoing, the photographer and editor of Closer, Laurence Pieau, could face a year in prison.