While the Palace has expressed fury over the Closer's decision to publish four pages worth of topless photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , the Twitter-using public seems torn. Yes, they are disgusted by the royal couple's invasion of pool-side privacy, but also, endeared by the loving moments captured during the pair's recent French break. Particularly considered sweet, at least in this office: the way that Prince William tenderly applies suntan lotion to his wife's behind. The photos do not just mark another privacy encroachment of the British royals, or another glimpse into Will and Kate's seemingly normal marriage though—they also mark the latest in a series of nude or semi-nude photos released of the Wales-Middleton branch of the family, which we've traced here. Meanwhile, ever since the lead-up to his royal wedding, it seems as though William has been downgraded to stodgy, supporting cast member in most news stories and tabloid photos relating to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William and Kate awarded damages in topless photos lawsuit
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William and Kate have been awarded damages following the publication of topless photos. A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased that the court has found in their favour and the matter is now closed. This incident was a serious breach of privacy, and Their Royal Highnesses felt it essential to pursue all legal remedies. They wished to make the point strongly that this kind of unjustified intrusion should not happen.
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Not registered? Register here. The Duke expressed his sadness at the incident more than four years ago in a written statement read to a court in Nanterre, west Paris, where six people are on trial in connection with the alleged breach of privacy. The long-lens images of Kate, taken as they holidayed in the south of France, adorned the front and inside pages of France's Closer magazine in September alongside an article about the loved-up pair entitled "Oh my God! William and Kate were on the terrace of a private chateau in Provence owned by Viscount Linley, the Queen's nephew, when they were photographed.
Six people, including three photographers, were tried this year after long-lens pictures of the couple on holiday in France were published in the French celebrity magazine and a local newspaper, La Provence. There were more topless photographs on the inside pages. A week before the Closer pictures were published, La Provence carried a photograph of Kate in the same property wearing a swimsuit. The photographs were reportedly offered to British publications, which turned them down. After Closer hit the newsstands, the couple were granted an immediate injunction preventing the photos being used elsewhere, but they still appeared in several European publications.