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French court rules in favour of Kate and William: ban on more pictures


By The Drum Team | Editorial

September 18, 2012 | 2 min read

The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has granted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge an injunction against the further publication of the images of Kate sunbathing which appeared in the french magazine Closer.

The magazine's publisher Mondadori, owned by Silvio Berlusconi, must pay over £4,000 in damages, £8,000 for each day the injunction was not respected and has been warned it will be liable for an £80,000 fine if the photgraphs are found to have been transmitted to a third party.

In addition, a criminal investigation has been opened in Nanterre to investigate claims the photographer and Closer breached the royal couple’s privacy, which carries a fine of up to £36,000 and a year in jail.

The Royals 'welcomed' the injunction from the Paris court preventing the images being spread across the globe by the owners of Closer .

"They welcome the injunction that's been granted, they always believed the law was broken and that they were entitled to their privacy," a source close to the couple told the MailOnline.

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