The court had been due to rule on whether three photographers and three newspaper executives invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly named Kate Middleton, by taking and publishing topless photos of her that outraged the British royal family.
The court ordered the bosses of the magazine to pay 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages to Kate and her husband, Prince William, over the photos, published in 2012. The court also ordered Closer magazine's editor and owner to each pay 45,000 euros ($53,000), the maximum possible fines under French privacy law.
Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Kate was pregnant with the royal couple's third child, and she canceled all public events for the day due to acute morning sickness. She has dealt with the extreme sickness in all three of her pregnancies.
(Originally published by CBS News on Tuesday, Sept. 05, 2017 at 8:24 am ET)