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French launch full probe into topless Kate pics

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16:59 CEST+02:00
A French judge will lead a probe into how topless photos were obtained of Prince William's wife Catherine and will seek to identify the photographer, sources close to the inquiry said Friday.

French prosecutors last week ordered a preliminary investigation into whether Closer magazine, which published the images, and the photographer had committed a criminal act. That has now become a fully-fledged investigation, the sources said.

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