More heartbreak for Kate Middleton could be on it's way as it is revealed that copes of the French Closer magazine featuring topless shots were being sold for excessive prices on eBay.
While the website has now removed the copies of the magazine from the online auction site they were attracting bid of nearly £40 for copies that went on sale last Friday (Sept 18) and featured 14 topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge while she relaxed on a private holiday with Prince William, earlier in September.
A spokeswoman said, according to The Press Association: "Following strong feedback from the eBay community, we will be removing these items, and are already in the process of doing so."
The couple were on holiday in the Provence region of France, staying at a rural château owned by the Queen's nephew Viscount Linley, when the photos were taken using a long lensed camera from a public road over a mile and a half away from the home.
According to the Press Association, multiple listings for the magazine are on the site with one seller adding the message: “closer magazine in french bought back from paris today has photos of the royals topless."
Earlier today a French Court sanctioned an injunction which prevents French Closer publishing any further images and required them to hand over any digital images of the Duchess to the authorities.
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Both civil cases and criminal cases are continuing in French courts today, with the criminal proceedings expected to take up to two years. People profiting from the upsetting incident is likely to cause further anger for the Palace.
With the injunction, publications of last Friday's magazine have increased in value with Twitter users discussing the scarcity of the magazine.
On user writing: "I'm going to France to buy a few copies of Closer, does anyone want one?"
The royal couple will soon finish their royal tour of the Far East and return to the UK. They were said to “furious” over the “grotesque” photographs and the decision to publish them.
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