French Magazine Found Guilty of Invading Privacy for Publishing Topless Kate Middleton Photos

A French magazine was found guilty of invading the privacy of Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, when it published topless photos of her vacationing in southern France in 2012, Reuters reported Tuesday. Laurence Pieau, an editor of Closer magazine's French edition, and Ernesto Mauri, the magazine’s owner, were each fined $53,500. Two Paris photographers received smaller fines. The royal couple had initially sought for the gossip magazine to pay 1.5 million euros for the “grotesque” breach of privacy.