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Monday, 17 September 2012

Kate Middleton Topless Photos.

Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today began extraordinary legal proceedings against the French magazine which published topless photographs of Kate Middleton.
The Duchess's dashing brief, Aurelien Hammelle, opened the case in the Paris suburb of Nanterre with a strong attack on French Closer magazine, saying Kate is a 'young woman, not an object'.
Prince William and his wife are suing over a ‘grotesque’ breach of privacy after pictures were taken of them relaxing on holiday in the Provence countryside east of Avignon.
The couple are seeking to prevent the publication of any more of the magazine's edition 379 which contained the photographs - and a decision will be made by a French judge at 11am tomorrow.
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In court: Aurelien Hammelle, the French lawyer instructed by William and Kate to fight against further publication of the photos, is seen today at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre in Nanterre, France
In court: Aurelien Hammelle, the French lawyer instructed by William and Kate to fight against further publication of the photos, is seen today at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre in Nanterre, France
Triggering the storm: French magazine Closer was the first to publish the naked pictures of the duchess
Aurelien Hammelle, the French lawyer instructed by Royals William and Kate to fight against further publication of her topless photos
Triggering the storm: French magazine Closer (left) was the first to publish the naked pictures of the Duchess. Now Aurelien Hammelle (right), the French lawyer, is challenging this at court in a suburb of Paris
It comes as photographer Valerie Suau, nicknamed 'sewer', went 'into hiding' as she was named in evidence presented to a judge by Royal lawyers - although she denies producing anything 'explicit'.
St James’s Palace confirmed a criminal complaint over the photographs was lodged this morning, with a civil case seeking damages and an injunction preventing further publication taking place in Paris.
--> We can confirm that a criminal complaint has been made to the French Prosecution Department today,' a spokesman for St James’s Palace said.

'The complaint concerns the taking of photographs of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whilst on holiday and the publication of those photographs in breach of their privacy.'
The barefoot Royals: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived barefoot in Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands, during the latest leg of their South Pacific tour
The barefoot Royals: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived barefoot in Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands, during the latest leg of their South Pacific tour
It came as a tawdry Italian magazine owned by Silvio Berlusconi published 18 photos of the Duchess of Cambridge topless – defying Palace pleas for restraint.
Unapologetic editor Alfonso Signorini said ‘not even a direct call from the Queen’ would stop him printing the pictures in a special 26-page edition of Chi magazine under the headline ‘la Regina รจ nuda’ – the Queen naked.
He also warned that the royal couple have no legal redress in Italy. He told Sky News that it was his business to “sell photographic scoops” and he was the director of a newspaper, 'not a supermarket'.
'I am a director of a newspaper not a supermarket, I don’t sell artichokes and carrots, I sell photographic scoops,' he said.
Smiling: Kate arrives at the Marau landing strip to receive a traditional welcome on the Soloman Islands today
Smiling: Kate arrives at the Marau landing strip to receive a traditional welcome on the Soloman Islands today
'If I had not published them I would not be paid for the job I do. Above all, I published them for various reasons, as a journalistic scoop, it satisfies the curiosity of the readers, it is first time that the future Queen of England has been pictured in such a way.
'They are natural pictures, there is no morbidity about them, there is nothing that could affect the dignity of the person involved, the Duchess of Cambridge.
'Lastly, they were taken on a public road by photographers on public land. The Duchess was sunbathing on a terrace, sadly for her.
'The Italian privacy laws say that we can quite happily take pictures from a public road, of personalities, exposed places, in open air.'
Photographer Valarie Suau has admitted taking pictures of a scantily clad Prince William and Kate on the terrace of a £15million holiday retreat owned by Viscount Linley, the Queen’s nephew.
Delphine Pando (wearing black), the lawyer acting for Closer Magazine France
Gone: Experienced Valerie Suau is said to be 'in hiding' today as Kate and William took to a Paris court
Battle: Delphine Pando (pictured left; wearing black), the lawyer acting for French Closer, at court today. Also pictured (right) is experienced Valerie Suau, who is said to be 'in hiding' today
However, she claims to have had nothing to do with images which were taken on the same day – September 7th – at Chateau d’Autet, in the Provence countryside east of Avignon, showing Kate topless, and exposing her bottom.
'I am a director of a newspaper not a supermarket, I don’t sell artichokes and carrots, I sell photographic scoops. If I had not published them I would not be paid for the job I do'
Alfonso Signorini, Chi magazine editor
They have been published by French Closer, a women’s glossy, which will attempt to defend its use of the pictures in court.
William and Kate have indicated that they are prepared to present evidence themselves, but are currently both on a royal tour in Asia.
A palace spokeswoman said: 'The complaint concerns the taking of photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whilst on holiday and the publication of those photographs in breach of their privacy.'
The royal couple have instructed Aurelien Hammelle, a Paris barrister, to call for the ‘the stiffest punishment possible’ against Closer magazine for publishing five pages of the same material.
These could technically include a one year prison sentence for not only the photographer, but also Closer’s editor.
Privacy row: The Tribunal de Grande Instance (above) in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris, will hear representations from the royals as they begin legal action against the publishers of French Closer magazine
Privacy row: The Tribunal de Grande Instance (above) in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris, will hear representations from the royals as they begin legal action against the publishers of French Closer magazine and the photographer who took them
Legal battleground: Lawyers for Kate and William will appear at this court in Paris tomorrow to try to prevent further publication of topless photographs of the Duchess
Legal battleground: Lawyers for Kate and William will appear at this court in Paris today to try to prevent further publication of topless photographs of the Duchess
There will also be an application for a fine, a prominent apology, and an attempt to have further distribution of the images stopped.
Mr Hammelle, a junior partner at Metzner Associates in the French capital who used to work for Freshfields in London, wants to launch proceeding as soon as possible, and judges at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre, where Closer is published, agreed to an evening hearing.
But Laurence Pieau, Closer’s editor, has insisted that she will fight the legal action, arguing that William and Kate were easily visible from a public road, and that the pictures taken were tasteful and of great interest to the public.
Surprisingly relaxed: Prince William and wife Kate wave to the crowds on a truck decorated as a canoe as they depart Honiara International Airport on the Solomon Islands
Surprisingly relaxed: Prince William and wife Kate wave to the crowds on a truck decorated as a canoe as they depart Honiara International Airport on the Solomon Islands
In good spirits: The royal couple laugh as warriors perform a traditional dance at Honiara International Airport as they vowed to prosecute those responsible for taking and printing the naked pictures
In good spirits: The royal couple laugh as warriors perform a traditional dance at Honiara International Airport as they vowed to prosecute those responsible for taking and printing the naked pictures
All smiles: Kate and William embark on the next leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour on the Solomon Islands
All smiles: Kate and William's Diamond Jubilee tour has been a huge success despite the problems that have dogged the couple
Not impressed: A furious Prince William revealed he wants those responsible for taking and printing the pictures of his wife to be jailed
Not impressed: A furious Prince William revealed he wants those responsible for taking and printing the pictures of his wife to be jailed
This is especially so since Kate is likely to be the Queen of England one day, and thus her sunbathing habits influence thousands around the world, Ms Pieau argues.

TASTELESS ITALIAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHES TOPLESS PICTURES OF DUCHESS

The front cover of Chi magazine Down market Italian magazine Chi has published 18 controversial pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on holiday.
And in a bizarre and at times embarrassing series of interviews today its editor described Kate as a 'Greek goddess' and William as a 'fine figure of man.'
Alfonso Signorini, 48, went ahead with the publication despite calls from Buckingham Palace to respect the couple's privacy.
In a tasteless and trashy article accompanying the photos the magazine also commissioned a plastic surgeon Paolo Santanche to describe the Duchess’s body.
Signorini, 48, a former Latin teacher said: 'I really don't see what all the fuss is about. I don't see how a topless photo in 2012 can create all these scandal and controversy. Kate is a very beautiful woman. What is the problem - and William is also a fine figure of a man.
'All Kate is doing is sunbathing topless like millions of other women. They are a normal couple in love.'
The pictures are the same ones that were used in the French magazine Closer last week and which were taken while the couple were on holiday in a French chateau in Provence.
Signorini boasted: 'There were no scandalous pictures but if there were I would have run them.
'The Duchess was sunbathing topless on a terrace that looked out onto a public road. Anyone could have come along and taken her picture. Privacy only comes into it if you go onto someone else's property.
'What the pictures show is just a normal couple in love. I really don't see anything shocking or scandalous in publishing them.'
Ms Pieau, who still believes there is ‘nothing shocking’ about the pictures, has so far refused to name the photographer who took the damaging pictures.
A colleague of Ms Pieau said: ‘Valerie is naturally concerned by all the fuss and is in hiding. She is adamant she has done nothing wrong.’
One of Ms Pieau’s photographs of William and Kate on the terrace of Chateau d’Autet appeared in the respected regional newspaper La Provence on September 8th. There was no complaint from the royal family.
William and Kate may have to endure further distress as it emerged that 200 pictures of the Duchess were taken as she sunbathed during a holiday in France.
Publications in the US, Germany and Australia were understood to be considering printing pictures.
Yesterday copies of French magazine Closer – which first used the pictures – were being sold on auction website eBay for £31, 25 times the retail price of £1.20.
As the controversy escalated, the royal couple stoically continued their Diamond Jubilee tour yesterday, laughing as they met their hosts on the Solomon Islands.
Mr Signorini remained unapologetic over his plans to publish the photos.
Both Chi and the French edition of Closer are owned by Mondadori, part of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire.
Mondadori’s chairman is Mr Berlusconi’s 46-year-old daughter Marina.
Mr Signorini said he was not afraid of any legal action because the photos did not represent an invasion of privacy in his view.
‘These pictures are not offensive or in poor taste, they are not morbid and they do not damage the dignity of anyone,’ Mr Signorini said.
‘If I didn’t recognise the journalistic value of what I had and if I did not publish them I would be better off in a market selling artichokes.
‘These pictures were taken while the couple were on a terrace and they were taken from a public place so there is no suggestion of an invasion of privacy. Whoever was passing by could have taken them.
‘I did not consult with Berlusconi before I decided to publish these photographs because I take the ultimate decision on what appears in Chi magazine – and to be honest Berlusconi has a lot more to worry about than Kate Middleton.’
Six years ago Chi caused outrage when it published a picture of Princess Diana taken just minutes after the car crash in Paris which killed her and Dodi Al Fayed.

It was the first time any publication had printed a graphic picture from the August 1997 tragedy.
Meanwhile the joint publishers of the Irish Daily Star both denied they had sanctioned its decision to publish the topless pictures on Saturday.

The tabloid is jointly owned by Northern and Shell – which owns the Daily Express – and Independent News and Media.
Yesterday both issued statements denying prior knowledge of publication and expressing regret.
Former prime minister John Major backed Kate and William’s decision to take legal action over the pictures.
‘The boundaries have plainly been crossed,’ he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. ‘I don’t think we need minced words about these photographs – the way they have been obtained is tasteless. It’s the action of a peeping Tom. In our country we prosecute peeping Toms.’
The front cover of Chi magazine
Smiling: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge venture into the jungle in Borneo
High and dry: Italian magazine Chi (left) has announced it would publish a 26-page special of topless Kate Middleton using 50 images of the 200 in its possession as the Duke and Duchess (right, in Borneo) legally battle to prevent other media outlets around the world from using the naked pictures of her on holiday in France
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi shakes hands with Britain's Prince William
BERLUSCONI'S BETRAYAL

'THEY WILL FIGHT FOR YEARS IN COURT TO PURSUE THOSE RESPONSIBLE'

William and Kate are prepared to devote years to legal battles pursuing those responsible for the topless pictures – or those who publish them.
Sources close to the couple confirmed they were under no illusions  about the length of time it could take for their fight to make its way through the Paris courts.
But they insist that the Duke and Duchess will press ahead because they feel so strongly about the invasion of their privacy.
This morning, the couple’s complaint against French Closer magazine – the first to publish the images – is to be heard at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.
They have instructed Paris barrister Aurelien Hammelle to call for ‘the stiffest punishment possible’ against the magazine.
St James’s Palace said there were plans to press for criminal charges against the photographer – who has so far remained unidentified.
The Duke and Duchess are also considering action against the Irish edition of the Daily Star, which printed the pictures on Saturday.


VIDEO: Chi editor defends publication of topless pictures


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