French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge

First published in News

A French court has banned the country's Closer magazine from any further publication of topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge and ordered it to hand over all the pictures.

The photographs, taken while Kate and William stayed at a private residence in the country, have also appeared in an Italian magazine and an Irish newspaper.

France has very strict privacy laws compared to the UK, but these did not stop the French edition of Closer taking the decision to print the images.

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12:31pm Tue 18 Sep 12

TEBOURBA says...

At a time when our troops are being killed in Afghanistan, Syrians are being slaughtered the media is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's boobs.
Talk about making mountains out of molehills!
A storm in an A cup!
If people in the public eye want all the media coverage and adulation then they must expect the downside.
Perhaps she was too thick to realise she was in camera range but then she may have been very clever and realised that this little drama would thrust her even more in to the limelight!
At a time when our troops are being killed in Afghanistan, Syrians are being slaughtered the media is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's boobs. Talk about making mountains out of molehills! A storm in an A cup! If people in the public eye want all the media coverage and adulation then they must expect the downside. Perhaps she was too thick to realise she was in camera range but then she may have been very clever and realised that this little drama would thrust her even more in to the limelight! TEBOURBA
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12:48pm Tue 18 Sep 12

St Retford says...

I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media.

That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.
I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google. St Retford
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1:09pm Tue 18 Sep 12

jim_s1s says...

"French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton"...

That's the Duchess of Cambridge to you...not Kate Middleton.
"French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton"... That's the Duchess of Cambridge to you...not Kate Middleton. jim_s1s
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1:15pm Tue 18 Sep 12

ToastyTea says...

Don't see why she should get special treatment, should be treated the same as other celebs. It's our right as the British public to see these pics (I've seen them already anyway, not great but still..)
Don't see why she should get special treatment, should be treated the same as other celebs. It's our right as the British public to see these pics (I've seen them already anyway, not great but still..) ToastyTea
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1:24pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Georgem says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
At a time when our troops are being killed in Afghanistan, Syrians are being slaughtered the media is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's boobs.
Talk about making mountains out of molehills!
A storm in an A cup!
If people in the public eye want all the media coverage and adulation then they must expect the downside.
Perhaps she was too thick to realise she was in camera range but then she may have been very clever and realised that this little drama would thrust her even more in to the limelight!
Yes. Nobody had heard of her until this happened.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: At a time when our troops are being killed in Afghanistan, Syrians are being slaughtered the media is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's boobs. Talk about making mountains out of molehills! A storm in an A cup! If people in the public eye want all the media coverage and adulation then they must expect the downside. Perhaps she was too thick to realise she was in camera range but then she may have been very clever and realised that this little drama would thrust her even more in to the limelight![/p][/quote]Yes. Nobody had heard of her until this happened. Georgem
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2:08pm Tue 18 Sep 12

sass says...

jim_s1s wrote:
"French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton"... That's the Duchess of Cambridge to you...not Kate Middleton.
a.k.a. Kate Middlebum, for her propensity to moon the boys school next door!
[quote][p][bold]jim_s1s[/bold] wrote: "French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton"... That's the Duchess of Cambridge to you...not Kate Middleton.[/p][/quote]a.k.a. Kate Middlebum, for her propensity to moon the boys school next door! sass
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2:18pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Rhombus says...

St Retford wrote:
I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media.

That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.
she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.[/p][/quote]she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-) Rhombus
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2:52pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Shoong says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
At a time when our troops are being killed in Afghanistan, Syrians are being slaughtered the media is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's boobs.
Talk about making mountains out of molehills!
A storm in an A cup!
If people in the public eye want all the media coverage and adulation then they must expect the downside.
Perhaps she was too thick to realise she was in camera range but then she may have been very clever and realised that this little drama would thrust her even more in to the limelight!
Oh dear, bringing Afghanistan into it... poor form...
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: At a time when our troops are being killed in Afghanistan, Syrians are being slaughtered the media is obsessed with the Duchess of Cambridge's boobs. Talk about making mountains out of molehills! A storm in an A cup! If people in the public eye want all the media coverage and adulation then they must expect the downside. Perhaps she was too thick to realise she was in camera range but then she may have been very clever and realised that this little drama would thrust her even more in to the limelight![/p][/quote]Oh dear, bringing Afghanistan into it... poor form... Shoong
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3:41pm Tue 18 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Rhombus wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media.

That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.
she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)
Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?
[quote][p][bold]Rhombus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.[/p][/quote]she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)[/p][/quote]Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely? St Retford
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3:53pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Georgem says...

St Retford wrote:
Rhombus wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media.

That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.
she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)
Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?
You mean like they did with Fergie?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhombus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.[/p][/quote]she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)[/p][/quote]Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?[/p][/quote]You mean like they did with Fergie? Georgem
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4:06pm Tue 18 Sep 12

SotonLad says...

Local news?

No.
Local news? No. SotonLad
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4:11pm Tue 18 Sep 12

St Retford says...

SotonLad wrote:
Local news?

No.
This woman managed to bag Prince William. Prince William is a Villa fan. Villa are coming to St Marys at the weekend.

Is it not obvious?
[quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: Local news? No.[/p][/quote]This woman managed to bag Prince William. Prince William is a Villa fan. Villa are coming to St Marys at the weekend. Is it not obvious? St Retford
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4:13pm Tue 18 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Georgem wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Rhombus wrote:
St Retford wrote:
I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media.

That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.
she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)
Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?
You mean like they did with Fergie?
Precisely. With Fergie everyone thought it was a bit of innocent fun and we as a country said "Good for her". I'm sure everyone would do the same with this one.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhombus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.[/p][/quote]she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)[/p][/quote]Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?[/p][/quote]You mean like they did with Fergie?[/p][/quote]Precisely. With Fergie everyone thought it was a bit of innocent fun and we as a country said "Good for her". I'm sure everyone would do the same with this one. St Retford
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7:06pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Gainer T Gopher says...

I think we need to take a book out of the Islamic riots going on at the moment and burn all paparazzi and the French flag..... RIOT!!!!!!
I think we need to take a book out of the Islamic riots going on at the moment and burn all paparazzi and the French flag..... RIOT!!!!!! Gainer T Gopher
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7:10pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Gainer T Gopher says...

Gainer T Gopher wrote:
I think we need to take a book out of the Islamic riots going on at the moment and burn all paparazzi and the French flag..... RIOT!!!!!!
Only joking by the way, before the paper hands my details to the police for insighting something or another....

this whole paparazzi thing is just totally out of control and should be stopped...
[quote][p][bold]Gainer T Gopher[/bold] wrote: I think we need to take a book out of the Islamic riots going on at the moment and burn all paparazzi and the French flag..... RIOT!!!!!![/p][/quote]Only joking by the way, before the paper hands my details to the police for insighting something or another.... this whole paparazzi thing is just totally out of control and should be stopped... Gainer T Gopher
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8:39pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Scrutinizer says...

As my previous posted comments on this Echo website, relating to royal stories will testify to, I am certainly no royalist. In fact I happen to be a democratic republican. However, I do believe in everyone being entitled to some privacy, including royals actually, and especially and particularly on private land, to include if and when they want to strip-off, too.
As my previous posted comments on this Echo website, relating to royal stories will testify to, I am certainly no royalist. In fact I happen to be a democratic republican. However, I do believe in everyone being entitled to some privacy, including royals actually, and especially and particularly on private land, to include if and when they want to strip-off, too. Scrutinizer
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8:53pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Scrutinizer says...

St Retford wrote:
Georgem wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Rhombus wrote:
St Retford wrote: I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.
she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)
Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?
You mean like they did with Fergie?
Precisely. With Fergie everyone thought it was a bit of innocent fun and we as a country said "Good for her". I'm sure everyone would do the same with this one.
Er...not quite "everyone" actually! I always considered Fergie a naive, embarassing, silly c0w. And a fair bit of her behaviour since, has suggested to me that I should not consider adopting a contrary view to that!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rhombus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I think this is a disgusting attitude. Kate is a lovely young woman whose only crime was to fall in love and now she's being plastered naked across the world's media. That said, has anyone seen them? What are they like? I imagine that without clothes she looks like Mr Burns from The Simpsons, which is why I haven't even bothered to google.[/p][/quote]she has an amazing butt. The up top part is pretty much as you suggest ;-)[/p][/quote]Well in that case why doesn't Buckingham Palace agree a compromise in which everyone can print pictures of her arse but no one touches the top half? Everyone would be happy with that, surely?[/p][/quote]You mean like they did with Fergie?[/p][/quote]Precisely. With Fergie everyone thought it was a bit of innocent fun and we as a country said "Good for her". I'm sure everyone would do the same with this one.[/p][/quote]Er...not quite "everyone" actually! I always considered Fergie a naive, embarassing, silly c0w. And a fair bit of her behaviour since, has suggested to me that I should not consider adopting a contrary view to that! Scrutinizer
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9:52am Wed 19 Sep 12

userds5050 says...

jim_s1s wrote:
"French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton"...

That's the Duchess of Cambridge to you...not Kate Middleton.
The Duchess of Cambridge is just her title. Her full name is Catherine Mountbatten-Windsor in any case, not Middleton.
[quote][p][bold]jim_s1s[/bold] wrote: "French court grants injunction over topless images of Kate Middleton"... That's the Duchess of Cambridge to you...not Kate Middleton.[/p][/quote]The Duchess of Cambridge is just her title. Her full name is Catherine Mountbatten-Windsor in any case, not Middleton. userds5050
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