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French court decides Tuesday on royal photo demand

- Associated Press - Monday, September 17, 2012

PARIS (AP) - A French court says it will decide on Tuesday whether to order an injunction halting further publication of topless photos of Prince William's wife Kate.

The royal request was made after a popular French gossip magazine printed 14 pictures of the partially-clad Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in its pages last week.

The decision came after an hour of arguments by lawyers for the royal couple and Mondadori, the Italian publishing house that owns Closer, the French magazine.

The British royals were seeking damage control. An Italian gossip magazine also in the Mondadori stable published a 26-page spread of photos of Kate without her swimsuit top and an Irish tabloid published more Kate topless photos over the weekend.

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