Two charged with invasion of privacy over publication of Kate Middleton topless, swimsuit photos

Originally posted on National Post | News:

PARIS — A magazine executive and a female photographer have been charged by police investigating the publication of topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in France last year.

Ernesto Mauri, the chief executive of Mondadori, which owns the French edition of Closer, has been charged with invasion of privacy for allowing the pictures of the Duchess to be printed in the magazine in September.

Valerie Suau, a photographer from the regional newspaper La Provence, has been charged with the same offence for taking pictures of the Duchess in a swimsuit, which were published by La Provence but did not involve nudity.

Investigators are still trying to establish the identity of the photographer who took the topless pictures which were sold to Closer.

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Ms. Suau has previously admitted taking pictures of the Duchess in a bikini, but not…

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