Photo shoot images of Meghan Markle strip can be used in a French court in an appeal against the compensation paid to Kate Middleton over topless photos that were taken without her consent.
French lawyers for the Closer magazine claim that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all compensated in a payout they receive when Kate Middleton sued the publication for the printing of a topless photograph of her in September 2012. The images were shot with a long lens and show Middleton sunbathing on the terrace of a house during a holiday with her husband Prince William in the south of France.
The castle was owned by the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley.
Paul-Albert Iweins, a lawyer for the Poet said that the first payout of the magazine made for the royal family was “exaggerated”, according to the Daily Mail, and the magazine is a challenge to the amount awarded to Kate, saying the payout should be adjusted, especially in view of the fact Kate’s sister-in-law Meghan Markle is no stranger to racy pictures of herself.
The lawyers for the publication will probably reference photos and a video of the 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex pose provocatively, stripping her clothes off and grilling of meat during a men’s Health photo-shoot in an attempt to prove that women in the royal family routinely uses racy photos to promote themselves.
Council for the Poet will appear in the palace of Versailles Court of Appeal, in the west of Paris, on Wednesday.