That was quick! WWD reports that a Nanterre, France court has granted the Royal Family an injunction against the publication or sale of those topless photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing in France earlier this month. The suit stems from Will and Kate's civil and criminal claims for breach of privacy in the French court, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre. French gossip magazine, Closer, originally published a multi-page spread of the photos despite much resistance from the Royal family. The court's ruling means that the magazine cannot print or sell the images to anyone from now on. The court also ruled that the magazine has 24 hours to surrender any devices with the images stored on them. Apparently, the Royal Family is set to sue the photographer, as well.
However, it appears that it may not be that easy for the Royal Family to make the pictures go away. Yesterday, Chi, an Italian gossip magazine, published a 26-page spread of topless photos Middleton. Another interesting bit of info. The palace is using John Galliano's lawyer, Aurélien Hamelle, for the criminal claims it has filed. You may recall Galliano's anti-Semitic slurs caught on tape in a Paris cafe last December that led to his ouster from Dior and his namesake label.