PARIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A French court opened a criminal investigation on Tuesday into charges that photographers and France's Closer magazine breached the privacy of Britain's Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, by publishing topless photos of her.

In a scandal that has incensed much of the British public and rekindled a debate on privacy laws, lawyers for the royal couple are seeking damages from the weekly gossip magazine over its publication of the photos in a five-page spread on Friday.

The court in Nanterre, near Paris, said it would investigate whether there are grounds for criminal charges against Closer, published by Italy's Mondadori, and the paparazzi who snapped pictures of the Duchess from a distance while she sunbathed topless with William at a villa in southern France.

The couple have also launched a civil suit against Closer over the photos, which show the former Kate Middleton slipping off her bikini top, relaxing on a sun lounger and at one point pulling down the back of her bikini bottoms.

Buckingham Palace has called the photo spread a "grotesque" invasion of the royal couple's privacy.

British newspapers, fighting for their reputation after a string of scandals, have agreed not to publish the images, as has the British edition of Closer which is managed separately, and instead are condemning the photographer.

The Sun tabloid screamed: "Find Le Rat" on its front page on Tuesday and said the photographer would be hunted down and faced jail.

On Monday, the publisher of tabloid The Irish Daily Star suspended its editor after the newspaper broke ranks with Irish and British peers, publishing pages from Closer with the photographs in its Saturday edition.

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

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  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Tuvanipupu Island on their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 17, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

  • The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Diamond Jubilee Tour - Day 7

    HONIARA, GUADALCANAL ISLAND, SOLOMON ISLANDS - SEPTEMBER 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Tuvanipupu Island on their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 17, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Local Solomon Islanders watch as Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge look at traditional displays during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine headed to a secluded corner of the Solomon Islands on September 17 in a war canoe as their lawyers lodge a criminal complaint in France over topless photos of her. AFP PHOTO / POOL / William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Prince William (2nd R) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (centre L) inspect a guard of honour by boy scouts and girl guides during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine headed to a secluded corner of the Solomon Islands on September 17 in a war canoe as their lawyers lodge a criminal complaint in France over topless photos of her. AFP PHOTO / POOL / William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge look at traditional dancers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO/POOL/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge look at traditional dancers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO/POOL/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    A man holds a Union Jack flag before the arrival of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge at the renovated Commonwealth Street in central Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO / Daniel Munoz / POOL (Photo credit should read DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, looks back at the renovated Commonwealth Street in central Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO / Daniel Munoz / POOL (Photo credit should read DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Prince William (top centre L) and wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (C) observe local traditional groups at a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine headed to a secluded corner of the Solomon Islands on September 17 in a war canoe as their lawyers lodge a criminal complaint in France over topless photos of her. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A topless woman dances in front of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Cultural Village in Honiara Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in the Solomon Islands as part of their royal tour to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks at a topless sculpture during a visit to the Cultural Village in Honiara Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in the Solomon Islands as part of their royal tour to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

  • Kate

    Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talks to traditional dancers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Kate

    Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talks to a traditional dancer, left, during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge talks to a girl at the renovated Commonwealth Street in central Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO / Daniel Munoz / POOL (Photo credit should read DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiles at the renovated Commonwealth Street in central Honiara on September 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO / Daniel Munoz / POOL (Photo credit should read DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge look at traditional dancers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO/POOL/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SOLOMONS-BRITAIN-ROYALS

    Britain's Prince William (2nd L) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge speak with traditional weavers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara on September 17, 2012. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands. AFP PHOTO/POOL/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Kate

    Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, waves to locals as she departs the Cultural village in Honiara Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Kate

    Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talks to a traditional wood carver at the Cultural village in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • William, Kate

    Britain's William and his wife Kate, top center, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, watch a traditional dance at the Cultural Village in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The royal couple are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are surrounded by security while touring the Cultural Village in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The royal couple are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Kate

    Britian's Kate, right, the Duchess of Cambridge, is presented with a small canoe by two children during a visit to the Commonwealth Youth Programme in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)

  • William, Kate

    Britain's William and his wife Kate, top center, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, watch a traditional dance at the Cultural Village in Honiara, Solomon Islands, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The royal couple are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz, Pool)

  • Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

    Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, poses for a group photo with local women working in public service, youth groups, church groups and Non-Government Organizations in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are on their third stop of a nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (AP Photo/William West, Pool)