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US News Magazine uses racy Meghan pics to fight Kate payout

14:51  13 june  2018
14:51  13 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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  Why It's part of a lawsuit over topless photos of Kate.Some background: Back in 2013, Meghan Markle posed for a consensual shoot with Men's Health--the key word here is "consensual"--and, in a video called "Grilling Never Looked So Hot," the then-actress took off some items of clothing. What does this have to do with the crass invasion of privacy that was Kate Middleton being photographed topless, without her consent, on a private estate? Well, according to The Telegraph, lawyers for the French magazine who were sued for publishing topless photos of Kate will argue that, actually, there's precedent for members of the royal family posing for "revealing" shoots.

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Meghan Markle posed for sexy pictures before she married Prince Harry. Lawyers for magazine Closer accused Kate and Prince William of “ridiculous hypocrisy” after they received the Closer will appeal the payout in the Versailles Appeal Court, west of Paris, on Wednesday.

Meghan Markle. Pic: Men's Heath © Other Meghan Markle. Pic: Men's Heath

Images of the Duchess of Sussex flipping burgers in hotpants and a crop top will be used as evidence in a court appeal over the Duchess of Cambridge's topless photo settlement.

The appeal in Paris concerns photos of Kate and Prince William on holiday in the south of France which were published in French Closer and La Provence magazines in September 2012.

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They were snapped with a zoom lens as they relaxed outside at a chateau belonging to the Queen's nephew, Viscount Linley.

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MEGHAN Markle’s sexy shoots mean William and Kate should not have got a £92,000 privacy payout over topless magazine pics , lawyers claim. Racy Meghan seductively unbuttons her blouse in the 2013 video. Alluring the Suits actress strikes a sexy pose.

In the pics , the 41-year-old beauty struts her stuff in a series of high-fashion snaps taken by famed photographer Paolo Roversi. Kate went topless on the cover of W Magazine back in November, standing alongside fellow models 'RHOC' Star Meghan King Edmonds Gives Birth to Twin Boys.

Closer Magazine was ordered to pay €100,000 (£92,000) in damages to Kate and William over the breach of privacy last year.

The Duchess was photographed with a zoom lens while sunbathing at a chateau © Getty The Duchess was photographed with a zoom lens while sunbathing at a chateau However, lawyers for the magazine claim the compensation amount was "exaggerated" due to their royal status.

They will also argue that younger members of the royal family now invite high-levels of media scrutiny due to the fact they increasingly act like celebrities.

Screen shots from a 90-second video featuring Meghan, which was filmed in 2013 for Men's Health Magazine, will be shown to the court as part of their evidence.

During the video called The Ultimate Guy's Girl, the Duchess of Sussex - who took on the title when she married Prince Harry in May - strips down from a dress and jacket before firing up the barbecue and tucking into a burger.

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Racy Meghan Markle footage may be used in Kate Middleton topless photos appeals case. Paul-Albert Iweins, a lawyer for Closer, now claims the initial payout the magazine made to the royal family was “exaggerated.”

French lawyers for Closer, the magazine which published the pictures , are claiming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s £92,000 (4,000) compensation for the September 2012 long-lens shot is “exaggerated”, as payouts in privacy cases are usually around £100.

Closer is a French celebrity gossip magazine © Reuters Closer is a French celebrity gossip magazine At the time of filming, the then-Meghan Markle's acting career was blossoming and she was best known for her role as lawyer Rachel Zane in Suits.

She has now given up her acting career in order to focus on royal duties.

Lawyers for Closer are asking for damages to be reduced in line with routine privacy cases, which usually amount to around £100.

Prince William said the case reminded him of how the paparazzi hounded his mother © Getty Prince William said the case reminded him of how the paparazzi hounded his mother The publication's editor, Laurence Pieau, 51, and owner Ernesto Mauri, 71, also had to pay fines of €45,000 (£41,000) - the maximum possible - which they dispute.

At the time of the original case, Prince William told the court in a statement the case was "all the more painful" because of the way the paparazzi hounded his mother before her death in the French capital 20 years ago.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were originally seeking $1.5m (£1.3m) in damages.

The appeal is due to start in the Versailles Appeal Court on Wednesday.

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