Kate Middleton’s legal team are in action in the French capital, where the court is expected to halt further publication of the pictures
Kate Middleton and Prince William won’t have long to wait for the outcome of the court case requesting an injunction over further publication of the topless photos of the Duchess. Their lawyer, Aurelien Hammelle, has arrived in court to hear the decision which will be made at 11am.
The Court of Nanterre in Paris is expected to announce today whether it will proceed with an injunction and prevent the shots being shown anywhere else. Aurelien will expect to hear the decision before 11am today (Tuesday 18).
Kate’s legal team are also seeking 5,000 euros (£4,034) in damages and wants a ban issued on French Closer magazine to re-publish the images including on the internet.
And he hasn’t stopped there, determined for justice for the royal couple, Aurelien stressed he would like the court to fine the French magazine, 10,000 euros (£8,053) a day for every day the injunction is not respected and a whopping 100,000 euros (£80,538) if the photos are sold on.
Yesterday Aurelien argued at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre that the topless photos were a ‘grotesque breach of privacy’ and taken during a ‘highly intimate moment.’ He added that the images had ‘violated’ the couple, adding Kate is ‘a young woman, not an object.’
To add more weight to his argument, the lawyer brought up the death of Prince William’s mother, Diana, and that the photos emerged within days of the 15th anniversary of her death.
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