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Photographer charged over topless photos of Britain's Kate: sources

Copies of the celebrity magazine Closer, which published topless pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, taken while the pair were on holiday in France on September 5, are displayed at a newsstand in Paris on September 14, 2012. A photographer suspected of having taken topless photos of Kate was charged in June, sources close to the case told AFP Thursday.

Copies of the celebrity magazine Closer, which published topless pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, taken while the pair were on holiday in France on September 5, are displayed at a newsstand in Paris on September 14, 2012. A photographer suspected of having taken topless photos of Kate was charged in June, sources close to the case told AFP Thursday.  (AFP/File)

A photographer suspected of having taken topless photographs of the wife of Britain's Prince William published last September in French magazine Closer was charged in June, sources close to the case told AFP Thursday.

A second photographer is also under judicial inquiry, the sources said.

The editor of the magazine Laurence Pieau was also charged earlier this month for having published the surreptitiously taken photographs of Kate, the sources also said.

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