Royals start Closer civil actionPrince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Mon, September 17, 2012 - 1:34 PM
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun a bid in a French court to stop the sale and distribution of topless pictures of the duchess.
Their lawyer called for French magazine Closer to hand over the digital originals or face a large daily fine, during a hearing in Nanterre, Paris.
A lawyer for Closer claimed the couple's reaction was disproportionate.
The royal couple earlier launched a criminal complaint in France in relation to the pictures.
The three magistrates presiding over the civil case are expected to announce whether an injunction will be granted at 11:00 BST on Tuesday.
After first appearing in Closer last week, the pictures were used on foreign websites, in the Irish Daily Star and most recently, in Italian gossip magazine Chi.
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