COPENHAGEN - Two Nordic gossip magazines on Thursday published the photographs of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless.
The paparazzi photographs of Prince William and Kate were taken during a holiday at a private chateau in Provence, southern France.
They were first published in French magazine Closer and have since appeared in an Irish tabloid newspaper and an Italian gossip magazine. A French court on Tuesday banned Closer from any further publication or distribution of the photographs of the duchess.
The Danish gossip magazine Se og Hoer that went on sale Thursday included a supplement with almost 30 photos of the couple. However, the photos were not to be available online.
Kim Henningsen, editor-in-chief of the Danish magazine, told Danish TV News he had obtained the photos on Friday before any injunction was issued.
The Swedish edition of Se & Hoer, owned like its Danish counterpart by the Denmark-based Aller Media Group but editorially independent, printed 11 photos in a three-page spread.
Aller Media's Finnish-owned gossip magazine 7 Paivaa (Seven Days) said it would not print the photos since Finland, like France, has strict rules on photos taken in private places without permission.
"If she (Kate) had been in a more public place I would not have hesitated to publish," editor-in-chief Eeva-Helena Jokitaipale said, according to news agency STT.