Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine on Friday, September 14, launched a lawsuit against French magazine Closer for printing topless pictures of her, the royal family said.
“St James’s Palace confirms that legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge against the publishers of Closer Magazine France,” a spokeswoman said.
The grainy pictures of the couple on holiday in the south of France show Catherine, 30, wearing just the bottoms of a black and white bikini and having suncream rubbed onto her by William by the side of a swimming pool.
The royal couple were said by aides to be furious and hugely saddened over a”grotesque” invasion of their privacy, which evoked painful memories of press harassment of William’s late mother Diana.
The legal suit was lodged with a court in Nanterre in the Paris suburbs, near to where the glossy magazine has its headquarters, according to sources close to the case.