By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Sep 19, 2012 11:55 PM EDT
A French court banned further distribution of the nude photos of Kate Middleton and ordered Closer, the French magazine to first print the scandelous photos, to hand over all the photos they published within 24 hours, according to ABC News. Though many have already been distributed, the court ruling included that no more copies of the magazine with Middleton's topless photos can be printed. The magazine will also face a $12,000 fine every time they defy the ruling.
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Reported on Sept. 19, the Swedish magazine Se & Hoer became the fourth publication to publish Middleton's topless photos, hitting newsstands on Wednesday. The Associated Press added that their sister publication in Denmark will print 60 to70 of the photos in a 16-page spread on Thursday.
Despite efforts by royals to stop the spread of the photos, the topless images have already been published in France, Italy, Ireland and across the web.
The Huffington Post reported that police stormed the headquarters of Closer magazine on Wednesday morning looking for information on the photographer who took the topless photos of Middleton.
A separate criminal investigation has been opened to look into charges that Closer and the photographer of the topless photos breached invasion of privacy rights of Middleton and Prince Harry by publishing the photos.
The images show Middleton, 30, topless while sunbathing on the terrace of a private house in France owned by the Queen's nephew Lord Linley.
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