Royals sue French scandal magazine Closer for £1.3 million

Prince William and Princes Kate are suing the French magazine Closer for £1.3 million ($2.3 million Canadian) for publication of topless photos of Kate at a secluded holiday in Provence. There are six  defendants of whom four are: Laurence Pieau, the editor of French Closer magazine; Ernesto Mauri, chief executive of the Mondadori group, which owns the publication; Cyril Moreau and Dominique Jacovides, two Paris-based agency photographers suspected of having taken the topless photographs. The paparazzi deny having supped the picture but the French lawyer employed by the  British royals say cell phone ev=odence puts them in place to have sneaked long-distance shots during the vacation. In a written statement read to the court, Prince William branded the decision to publish topless photographs of his wife as being “particularly shocking” and a trauma recalling the struggle his mother, Princess Diana, faced against paparazzi. .