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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

06 September 2017

The French Court have announced their decisions in respect of the unlawful publication in Closer Magazine of a series of images taken in 2012.

The Defendants were found guilty of breaching the privacy of both The Duke and Duchess and were ordered to pay a series of criminal fines some of which were suspended. The Duke and Duchess were also awarded substantial damages for breach of privacy and the Defendants have been ordered to contribute towards the legal costs.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased that the court has found in their favour and the matter is now closed. This incident was a serious breach of privacy, and Their Royal Highnesses felt it essential to pursue all legal remedies. They wished to make the point strongly that this kind of unjustified intrusion should not happen.”

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