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Kate Middleton

French Court Shuts Down

Publication of Topless Pics

9/18/2012 5:56 AM PDT UPDATED: 9/18/2012 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kate Middleton topless nude photos in Closer Magazine.A French court just put the kibosh on publication of the Kate Middleton topless pics, but the victory is kinda like plugging a dike which keeps springing leaks.

The court called the invasion of Kate and Prince William's privacy a "brutal display" and ordered Closer Magazine to immediately turn over all digital copies of the pics ... or else. The "or else" is a $13,100 daily fine.

Here's the problemo. The pics have also been published in Italy and Ireland and the ruling doesn't cover those magazines.

The palace also plans to file a criminal complaint. It appears the photog got the shots courtesy of a telephoto lens as they sunbathed on the balcony of a remote French chateau.

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nORRis8    

Yes....heres the real problemo.....they were outside in the open thus anybody can take a picture of them anywheres anytime.

If they were that stupid to go outside without clothes then thats what they get.

2 Royal idiots.

763 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I guess the French chateau wasn't that remote. Now was it.
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Phishie from Philly

763 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Stop trying to fight it. You are just making people want it more. Try to figure out how you can make it work for you instead of burning your wheels. The pics are out there for ever.
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Phishie from Philly

763 days ago
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david 183    

The royal family sucks.

763 days ago
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Donuts Wentnuts    

After the court ruling, a Dutch website has published all of the photos (which were previously published in the French magazine Closer and the Italian magazine Chi). Allegedly, if you click on one of the photos, you're redirected to enlarged versions of the photos, right next to hard core porn.

763 days ago
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Mikey    

So now Kate Midldleton is a dike? WTF is going on here?!

763 days ago
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bjay    

Haha. The French have to surrender again.

763 days ago
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Big D    

It's too late, about a billion and half people have a copy of those pictures stored on their hard drives. I saw them, they ain't worth keeping.

763 days ago
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Jay W.     

Kate is hot and has great teetays. Unfortunately the paps hold nothing sacred and when your a high profile person, your always under the microscope.

763 days ago
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firebaby    

"the victory is kinda like plugging a dike....."

be honest, who else read that hilariously wrong? lmao

763 days ago
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devilgirl    

Typical Royals thinking they above everyone else.

Here's thought, if you are so high profile and above everyone else, keep your top on.

763 days ago
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all about the money    

And the whole Chi photospread is being over blown. They didn't publish 150 pics of Kate topless...more like around 21-26 pictures in the article and not all of them topless either. They are not of the highest quality and nothing more than you would see on a topless beach or 90% of any of the many European beaches. But apparently because its pics of a princesses boobs or the future Queen its a huge deal. Honestly what has been printed while a violation of privacy, is not exotic or hardcore. Yes the couple does have a right to protect their privacy. Being public figures some people and paps feel they have more rights to intrude on their lives than they should. The pics were take from a far distance is what was assumed to be a private area. Lesson to learn here is sadly that no matter how isolated or private you think a place is....expect some POS pap to have a camera zoomed in on ya.

763 days ago
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steak man     

I bet she never takes her top off again outside. Lesson learned!

763 days ago
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lisa2    

Good news and now for criminal charles against the photographer. Grotesque invasion of privacy...

763 days ago
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peoplearesilly    

TMZ that you keep posting this picture, blocked out or not, is still disgusting.

763 days ago
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