PARIS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A French court on Tuesday granted an injunction to forbid further publication of topless Duchess of Cambridge pictures.
The court in Nanterre, near Paris, prevented the Italian publisher Mondadori to "sell, publish the pictures" of Princess Kate Middleton, wife of British Prince William "by any means to any medium, notably in digital tablets."
The court's ruling came after Britain's Prince William and his wife, launched on Monday a civil suit against the French magazine Closer, accusing it of breaching their privacy after the magazine published in last Friday's edition topless pictures of Kate in sunbathing with her husband at a villa in Provence, southern France.
The court ordered the Closer, owned by Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, to return all such pictures in its possession to the British prince's family within 24 hours, and an amount of 10,000 euros (13,000 U.S. dollars) will be fined for every breach if the magazine publish or sell the photos in the future.
British royal family takes further court action against French magazine intrusion
LONDON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The British royal family on Friday took the exceptional step of taking legal action after the publication of topless photos of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, were published in a French magazine.
"Legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge against the editor and Publishers of Closer Magazine," a St James's Palace spokesman told Xinhua Friday afternoon. Full story