royals-sue-topless-photos.jpgPrince William and Kate Middleton have taken legal action against the magazine that published topless photos of the Duchess last week.

"We can confirm that a criminal complaint has been made to the French Prosecution Department today," a spokesperson for Clarence House said on Monday. "The complaint concerns the taking of photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whilst on holiday and the publication of those photographs in breach of their privacy."

Attorneys for the royal couple "will appear in court today in Paris seeking an injunction against Closer magazine using more pictures and to prevent further publication of the photographs in France. It will lead to a longer court case where damages will be sought."

According to People, the lawyers will request that the issue be taken off newsstands and that the photos be removed from the publication's website. They are also demanding that further reprints be prohibited, and they will ask the judge to ban further sales. A decision on issuing the injunction is expected to be announced on Tuesday.