Kate Middleton Nude Photo Scandal: Swedish and Danish Weeklies Print Topless Sunbathing Snaps

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Tthe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may be fighting a losing battle.

As their royal legal team continues to fight for the couple's privacy, Swedish and Danish celebrity weeklies went to press with the semi-nude snaps of Kate Middleton sunbathing with her husband Prince William in a secluded, private chateau in the south of France, according to The Mirror.

After Sweden's Se Oh Hor printed the scandalous snaps, Kim Henningsen, editor in chief of the magazine's sister title in Denmark, announced his publication will run over 60 photos over a 16-page spread in its new issue. Though Henningsen refused to reveal the seller or price of the images, he said the magazine was offered 240 photos.

“Our readers love to follow the lives of the royals," Henningsen said on the magazine’s website, "and they want scoops."

All this comes after the royal couple scored a legal victory on Tuesday.
A French court banned Closer — the first outlet to print the topless photos — from further dissemination of the images of the Duchess. The publication was also required to relinquish all digital copies of the snaps to the royals within 24 hours, and failure to comply carried the promise of a fine. And on Wednesday, police raided the Closer offices in search for evidence that might lead to the as-of-yet unidentified photographer who is peddling the topless photos of Middleton.
But despite Prince William and his wife's efforts to prevent further publication, the snaps have appeared in France, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and on the Internet — but not in the U.K. Though the couple got an injunction against Closer, nothing is preventing the photographer — who is thought to own the copyright to the controversial images — from continuing to cash in on the photos.

Upon news of further publication of the photos, St James’ Palace reissued a statement from over the weekend: "As we've said, we will not be commenting on potential legal action concerning the alleged intended publication of the photos save to say that all proportionate responses will be kept under review."

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess have just returned home to the U.K. following their nine-day Diamond Jubilee tour in South-East Asia.

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