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Meghan Markle's racy pics to be used in appeal against Kate Middleton's topless photo payout

Preeti Pillai
Jun 14, 2018
07:12 A.M.

The lawyers representing a French magazine that was penalized for taking private photos of Duchess Middleton in 2012 are fighting to lower the payout amount of £92,000.

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When the French magazine Closer published pictures of Duchess Kate Middleton topless at a beach with Prince William in 2012 without the consent of the couple, the publication faced legal backlash.

Last year, the court ordered the magazine to pay the Duchess £92,000 in damages.

The Telegraph reported that the magazine is bringing the case back to the court, appealing for a drastic reduction in the payout amount.

Lawyers of Closer reportedly plan to use revealing photos and video clips of Duchess Meghan Markle to support their claim. The legal representatives of the magazine believe that the compensation amount should be reduced considering the usual payout amounts awarded in similar cases.

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It has been reported that less than £100 is paid as compensation for cases pertaining to the privacy at beaches in France.

The French lawyers will reportedly present photographs and videos of Duchess Markle to highlight an alleged hypocrisy pertaining to the privacy standards of the royal family.

According to the Telegraph, the lawyers plan to question why one member of the royal family must be awarded a large amount in the name of breach of privacy when other members like Markle are ‘happy with sexy photos.’

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One of the lawyers, Paul-Albert Iweins, has remarked that the court’s verdict on the case last year was not consistent with the law and that the damages paid were exaggerated.

During the previous trial, the royal family had demanded £1.4 million in damages.

Apart from two photographers who were fined £ 8,500 each, the magazine’s editor Laurence Pieau and the director of the Mondadori group that runs the magazine, Ernest Mauria, were fined £42,000 each.

Read more about Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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