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The controversy around Kate Middleton's topless photos is here to stay as the Royal couple has taken the matter to the court to hunt those down responsible for the mess and put them behind bars.

The photographer, who took the pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge in the semi-nude, could face jail term along with the editor of Closer magazine that first published the controversial photos.

The royal couple's lawyers have asked French prosecutors to bring in police, as the photographer Valerie Suau (pronounced "Sewer") went into hiding, reported The Sun.

The name of the photographer was revealed during an injunction hearing of the issue on Monday.

Meanwhile, The Sun reported that Suau denied "selling anything "explicit" to France's Closer magazine, claiming the pictures she took of Kate were "all decent".

Prince Williams and his wife Kate have filed a criminal case against the photographer at the Paris prosecutor's office.

The photographer could face a jail term of one year along with the editor of Closer, Laurence Pieau, if found guilty.

In the meantime, a French court will hear an injunction plea sought by the Royal couple against the French magazine on Tuesday to stop the media house from publishing more topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Closer magazine was the first to publish the topless photos of Kate, with Irish Daily Mail and Italian gossip magazine Chi following suit. Both Closer and Chi are owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mondadori media group.

Irish Daily Star Editor Suspended

Mike O'Kane, Daily Star's Republic of Ireland editor, has been suspended for publishing the topless photos of Kate Middleton on Saturday.

The action was taken after publisher Richard Desmond, chairman of Northern & Shell group that jointly owns Daily Star, expressed his disappointment over the decision to publish the photos.

"I am very angry at the decision to publish these photographs and am taking immediate steps to close down the joint venture. The decision to publish these pictures has no justification whatever and Northern and Shell condemns it in the strongest possible terms," Sky News quoted Desmond as saying. 

However, Mike O'Kane had defended his decision by saying that Duchess of Cambridge was treated like any other celebrity.

"The Duchess would be no different to any other celeb pics we would get in, for example Rihanna or Lady Gaga. She's not the future queen of Ireland so really the only place this is causing fury seems to be in the UK, and they are very very tasteful pictures," Entertainmentwise quoted O'Kane as saying. 

The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed topless while she was holidaying with her husband Prince Williams in France last week.