Media scrum greets royal lawyers
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Media scrum greets royal lawyers in France seeking photo ban

17 September 2012 Last updated at 20:02 BST

Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun a bid in a French court to stop the sale and distribution of topless pictures of the duchess.

Their lawyer called for French magazine Closer to hand over the digital originals or face a daily fine, during a civil hearing in Nanterre, Paris.

A lawyer for Closer claimed the couple's reaction was disproportionate.

The royal couple earlier launched a separate criminal complaint in France in relation to the pictures.

Christian Fraser reports.