Kate Middleton, Prince William’s girlfriend, has prevailed in her complaint of breach of privacy over her family’s Christmas holiday in Cornwall. Photographic agency Rex Features has publicly apologised and agreed to pay damages, amounting to approximately £10,000 plus substantial legal costs. This has been previously reported here.
Rex Features’ statement as posted on their website:
“Although at the time Rex Features did not know that an infringement of privacy had occurred, we now accept that this was the case and that by distributing the photographs we were a party to that invasion of privacy. Accordingly we have agreed to pay compensation to Ms Middleton and have undertaken not to syndicate any further private photographs of her. We apologise to Ms Middleton for what has taken place.”
Harbottle & Lewis said that Middleton would be donating the money to charity.
Article: The Guardian