UK royal topless pictures published in Sweden
Controversial photographs taken of a topless Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, appeared in the Swedish magazine Se & Hör Wednesday.
The matter could end up in the hands of the Swedish Press Ombudsman. Ola Sigvardsson of the Ombudsman who tells news agency TT that if he were to receive a complaint, he would take it up.
"Rösta" = "Vote" "Visa resultat" = "Show results"
According to AFP, the Ombudsman could decide to pass the issue to the Press Council's tribunal of sorts, and that newspapers found in violation of good journalistic practices can be made to publish the decision and get slapped with an administrative fine.
Se & Hör ran 11 photos of the couple vacationing in southern France, five of which featured the Duchess's bare chest. "They're really cute pictures of Kate," editor-in-chief Carina Löfkvist, told Expressen.se.
French, Italian and Irish media have also run the photos, which have created a huge fuss in Europe.
According to AFP, the couple's lawyers have sought criminal charges in Paris to keep the pictures from spreading further, and on Wednesday, the French magazine Closer, which first published them, handed them over to a representative for the pair.