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Court to rule on Kate Middleton’s case against the French paparazzi publishing topless photos

Associated Press From Business Insider

NANTERRE, France (AP) — A French court is due to rule on whether three photographers and three newspaper executives invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge by taking and publishing topless photos of her that outraged the British royal family.

A prosecutor at a Paris suburb court has asked for high fines, and lawyers for Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, are seeking heavy damages.

The couple, who aren’t expected to attend the verdict hearing on Tuesday, had filed a complaint after the photos were published in a French gossip magazine and a regional newspaper in 2012, the year after their wedding.

The pictures of Kate were taken with telephoto lenses while she and her husband apparently were sunbathing on a patio at a private estate in France’s southern Provence region.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seen as they welcome the President of Singapore at the Royal Garden Hotel on October 21, 2014 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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