Posted by Adam
Tuesday September 18, 2012
KATE Middleton‘s lawyer has branded the British royal’s naked picture scandal as a “grotesque breach of privacy.”
Snaps of the busty brunette have appeared in France’s Closer magazine and Italian magazine CHI.
Speaking of behalf of Middleton and Prince William, both 30, criminal barrister Aurelien Hammelle added in the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre that Kate is a “young woman, not an object.”
The purpose of Monday’s hearing was to seek an injunction to have all copies of the magazine removed from stores, and to prevent further distribution of the photos by any means. Closer‘s editor and the as-yet-unidentified photographer face heavy fines under French privacy laws as well as a one-year prison sentence.
William made the decision to sue French Closer.
“By setting a precedent and suing Closer, Prince William is making a stand for the future,” a source revealed.
“He told Kate that enough was enough, especially after what happened recently with Harry, and that he had to protect his wife and any kids they have in the future.
“He grew up in the media glare with his mom, Diana, and is well aware that he has to do something to ensure the Duchess of Cambridge’s security and right to privacy.
“But they’re in two camps over this. Kate didn’t want William to go nuts over the topless photos. She said she didn’t mind turning a blind eye to them because they will soon be forgotten about.
“However, William wants to go after Closer and put an end to press invasion once and for all.”
The statement released by the Palace said “legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France” by the royal couple, describing the publication of the pictures as “grotesque and totally unjustifiable.”
Closer published the photos of Kate without her bikini top, which were taken while they were sunbathing around the swimming pool of Château d’Autet, the private residence of the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley in Luberon, France.