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Court awards £91k damages over topless Duchess Kate pictures

A French court has ordered Closer magazine to pay 100,000 euros in damages over topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge taken almost five years ago.

Six people went on trial in May at a court in Nanterre, west Paris, over the long-lens images of Kate sunbathing on a terrace in September 2012. 

The photos, taken as Kate holidayed with the Duke of Cambridge at a private chateau in Provence, southern France, adorned the front and inside pages of France’s Closer magazine.

Presiding judge Florence Lasserre-Jeannin handed down the awards - around £91,000 - on Tuesday at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre.

It was reported the royal couple were seeking over £1m in damages.

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