Italy’s Chi magazine pushed ahead with its plan to publish a series of topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge on Monday, complete with a curt dismissal of the protests raised by the royal family.
Lawyers representing the royal family will be in court in Paris on Mondayseeking damages from Closer magazine’s publisher, Mondadori, and an injunction against further publication of the photos. But no decision has been made on separate legal proceedings in Italy.
Mondadori, which is controlled by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, also owns Chi magazine.
The Chi cover, featuring three pictures of a topless princess, was unveiled Saturday in Italian newspapers and television under the headline ‘Court Scandal: The Queen is Nude!’
The defiant editor of Chi has Tweeted that “not even a direct call from the Queen” would stop him from publishing the pictures.