Danish mag Se Og Hor jumps on topless Duchess Kate bandwagon
Is there no end to continental appetite for British royal breasts? Seems the answer is "no", as another publication announces it will be printing a 16-page topless Kate Middleton spread tomorrow.
The Danish magazine Se Og Hor is following in the footsteps French magazine Closer and the Italian magazine Chi.
Se Og Hor Editor Kim Henningsen said: "It's a set of unique photos from an A-class celebrity. We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark, and it is my job to publish them," he said.
"If the British royal family want to sue us, then it will happen then and we'll deal with it."
Three French judges ordered Closer to end all print and electronic publication of the images and to hand over digital copies within 24 hours or face thousands of euros in fines. Closer was also ordered to pay €2,000 towards the royal couple's legal costs.
The ruling by the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre was a moral victory for the Duke and Duchess - known to the court as "Monsieur et Madame Mountbatten-Windsor" - but it will be of limited practical value. The offending edition of the magazine has already sold out. The French ruling does not prevent the unidentified photographer, or the photographer's agency, from peddling the images to magazines in other countries.
More significant, perhaps, was a decision by French state prosecution service yesterday to launch a preliminary investigation into a possible criminal prosecution of the magazine and the photographer for trampling the royal couple's right to privacy. Such a case, rare in France, could flush out the identity of the man or woman who took the long-lens photos of the near-naked Duchess at a chateau (circ on first a) in Provence.
The editor of the Irish Daily Star has been suspended from his role over the publication of topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Publishers revealed the decision to stand down Michael O'Kane while an internal investigation is carried out into the decision to rerun the images taken while Kate and Prince WIlliam were on a private holiday in France.