A French magazine named ‘Closer’ published the topless photographs of Kate Middleton few days back, while she and her husband Prince William were on a holiday at Chateau d’Autet in Luberon, France. Closer is a weekly French magazine, which is owned by a subsidiary of an Italian company, Mondadori. It is the 33rd largest magazine of France as it circulates around 389,000 copies. The news has created havoc among the entire British Royal Family and British press as well.
As per the reports, French police have raided the ‘Closer’ magazine’s office at Paris to look for the photographer who took the topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate). The French court has ordered not to print or issue anymore copies of the magazine. The court has also ordered to hand over the original exposed photographs of Kate, so that the mass-publication of such images comes to an end. The photos were clicked while the couple was residing at the private Chateau in Provence, France.
According to the reports, the couple has filed a criminal lawsuit against the magazine. The couple has won the court order for banning the French Closer magazine from publishing the photo. If a person records, takes or transmits the images of a person without their consent, then it is considered as a criminal act that can incur fines of up to €225,000. Moreover, as "respect for one's private life", Kate can even take legal action on civil grounds. The unknown photographer is believed to own the copyright of the photographs.