You might recall that while vacationing in southern France in 2012, paparazzi took authorized photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
And within these photos were shots of the duchess sunbathing nude.
Prince William was also photographed rubbing sunscreen on Kate.
Shortly after the photos were published in the French magazine Closer, St. James’s Palace issued a statement saying they were “reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales” and the royal family was quick to take action.
The trial began in May, and the couple’s lawyer Jean Veil released the following statement from Prince William:
“In September 2012, my wife and I thought that we could go to France for a few days in a secluded villa owned by a member of my family, and thus enjoy our privacy. We know France and the French and we know that they are, in principle, respectful of private life, including that of their guests. The clandestine way in which these photographs were taken was particularly shocking to us as it breached our privacy.”
According to ABC News, the French magazine argued that the photos offered a “flattering portrayal” of the royal couple.
The editor of the magazine also claimed that the balcony in which the couple was seen on, is considered a high traffic area, and that “security was more an issue rather than media frenzy.”
In the lawsuit against both the photographers and editors of Closer, there is a chance the publication will have to pay 1.5 million euro for damages.
However, a court in Nanterre just postponed the ruling from July 4th to September.
What does this mean?
It means that William and Kate will have to wait a few more months for the final verdict.