Closer UK is demanding that Closer France remove the nude photos of Kate Middleton,RumorFix has learned.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was photographed sunbathing topless while on vacation with her hubby, Prince William — and the photos are causing a worldwide stir.
Closer magazine France broke the story, but the magazine is licensed by the UK magazine — and the magazine is “appalled” and demanding the photos be removed and it is also reviewing it’s licensing agreement.
Paul Keenan, the Chief Executive of Bauer Media which owns Closer UK, has released this statement:
“As the owners of the Closer brand and publishers of Closer magazine we have complained in the strongest terms to the licensee of Closer France, over the publication by them of photographs of their Royal Highnesses, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.
“We deplore the publication of these intrusive and offensive pictures and have asked that Closer France takes these pictures down immediately from its website and desist from publishing any further pictures.
“Bauer Media and Closer UK regards publication of these photographs as a gross intrusion of their Royal Highnesses’ privacy.
“We were not aware in advance of the purchase of these photographs or of any intention to publish. We have absolutely no control over the editorial decisions of Closer France.
“In the light of their publication, we are now urgently discussing this matter with our licensee and reviewing the terms of our license agreement with Closer France.
“Like our readers we are appalled and regret the pain the publication of these photographs has caused.”