Topless Kate Photos Charges: Publisher And Photographer Charged For Topless Kate Middleton Photos

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By: / April 25, 2013

So you think you can get away with snapping nudes of the Duchess?

French authorities have slapped a magazine publisher and a photographer with charges for invasion of privacy after topless photos of Kate Middleton were published, the Telegraph reports.

Ernesto Mauri, a chief executive of the publishing house Mondadori, and a photog for the regional paper La Provence, Valerie Suau, have been charged for taking photos of Kate in a swimsuit.

Last September, the X-rated flicks of Prince Williams’ wifey surfaced on the ‘net and were splashed inside the pages of Closer Magazine. They were also published in the French tabloid Irish Daily Star.

While the incriminating pics were not published in La Provence, investigators are trying to determine if Suau offered them to Closer.

A source says Suau is “not concerned” with the charges and admits to taking pictures of Middleton in a bathing suit, but not topless.

The publication of the photos, taken while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on vacation at their French villa, prompted a full investigation by St. James Palace that is still ongoing.

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