French Magazine Website Removes Exposed Kate Middleton Pictures
It seems that launching legal action against the French gossip magazine that published topless photos of Kate Middleton worked. Closer has already removed the controversial snaps from their website, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
Closer defended their decision to publish the pictures saying: “Following comments received after the publication of photos of Kate and William in Closer magazine France, we would like to make the following clarifications: This is the French edition of Closer and not the English edition. The photos we chose are by no means degrading. They show a young couple on vacation, beautiful, in love, living a normal life. The article reports that the couple recently vacationed in the south of France.”
And their editor Laurence Pieau seemed to imply they also have sex photos of the royal couple in their possession that they decided not to print.
“I won’t hide the fact that there are more intimate pictures that exist that we haven’t published and will not publish. These are images full of joy, not degrading,” she said.
However, they made the move following legal pressure from the royals.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, St. James Palace announced they have begun “legal proceedings” against the French magazine Closer for publishing photos of Kate topless.
The statement released by the Palace said “legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France” by the royal couple, going on to describe the publication of the pictures as “grotesque and totally unjustifiable.”
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