Peter Allen reports:
A high-profile female journalist has been placed under formal criminal investigation in connection with topless pictures taken of the Duchess of Cambridge, it emerged last night.
Laurence Pieau, the editor of French Closer magazine, was formally charged in connection with an alleged breach of France’s strict privacy laws.
She now faces the prospect of a humiliating trial alongside at least two photographers and her publishing director, Ernesto Mauri.
Judicial sources in Paris arrested Ms Pieau earlier this month, but chose tonight to announce her new legal position.
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