Court grants royal family injunction over topless Kate Middleton photos

The nude pictures have caused quite an uproar, even inspiring new privacy legislation in Ireland

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that the Internet has gone absolutely bonkers over topless photos of Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife and the Duchess of Cambridge, sunbathing on vacation. French magazine Closer published the photos on Friday, and now must hand them over or face a hefty fine, a French court ruled today.

The royal family wasted no time in springing to action after the pictures were published, announcing Friday that they had already begun legal proceedings against the magazine. By Monday, the photos had spread, this time to Italy, where they were published by Chi magazine. Lawyers for the couple appeared in Paris court on Monday, seeking an injunction to stop any further dissemination of the images, which the court granted today.

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