Itâs been three days since the Duchess of Cambridge topless photos were published in a French tabloid, Closer and now Prince William and Kate have filed criminal complaints in a court in France against those responsible for violating their privacy as well as printing those pictures.
According to Britainâs Independent newspaper, charges include asking permission to prosecute the photographer who took the pictures. This could be tricky, as the royals didnât mention anyone specific in their complaints filings, besides itâs not clear who was responsible for taking the photographs.
Meanwhile, a freelance photographer with the name Valerie Suau has admitted in taking the shots of the couple while they were holidaying in a private held chateau in Provence thought she claimed that she didnât take any âexplicitâ images including those that were published last week.
Under the French law, those who are responsible of violating the privacy of Prince William and Kate, as well as the anonymous photographer and the Closerâs editor may face fines worth thousands of Euros and possibly a one year jail sentence.
As a matter of fact, Closer took down the Kateâs topless images from its website shortly on Friday after being sued.