Nightly News | September 17, 2012
>>> finally tonight, most people seem to have the same reaction. as a young married couple, william and kate should have the freedom and security to be able to go on vacation together without the eyes of the world coming along with them. sadly, that was not to be in a series of intruding topless sun-bathing photos, appearing on the web, in print and on television. while they have kept up appearances on an official trip overseas. the damage, in a way, got worse today just as the trip got more colorful. our report.
>> reporter: in the solomon islands , this is the red carpet treatment. the duke and duchess of cambridge, couldn't have missed the irony. of all the traditional dress in the south pacific , the women wearing their dress. this has kicked up a fire storm . in paris, they are seeking an injunction to stop a french magazine from further publishing the photos of the topless princess, claiming they are an invasion of privacy. the two were vacationing in the south of france. one woman snapped the images from half a mile away, more than seven football fields on a public road . the french court could levy fines, but with images everywhere on the internet and thousands of magazines sold, the damage may have already been done.
>> whatever the amount of damages that a french court will award, it will be a fraction of the publicity that the magazine will have gained.
>> reporter: which is probably with an italian magazine published their own 20-page series of the photos. the editor of that magazine said not even a phone call from the queen would have stopped him. the palace is fighting an up-hill battle, one it lost before, most recently, photos of prince harry . but it is not likely the palace will back down, the memories of princess diana were still fresh.
>> the first reaction was anger, it showed me nothing has changed.
>> reporter: tonight, the royal couple is staying at a luxury hotel ,