Kate Middleton's Criminal Complaint Against Photographer

Bob Woodruff has latest on British royals' response to topless photo scandal.
3:00 | 09/17/12

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And if there was any doubt, the honeymoon with the press is officially over for prince william and kate. Today the palace said it is going to file a criminal complaint against the photographer who snapped the future queen of england sunbathing topless on vacation. Bob woodward tell us what it was like to be a few feet away from them today. Reporter: The duke and duchess of cambridge spent their last full day in the solomon islands -- before enjoying a war canoe ride to a private island resort, something of a second honeymoon. Surely it doesn't feel like that now. Thousands of miles away, outside paris, lawyers for the royal family were in court pressing to stop further publication of the topless photos of kate. And seeking fines against, "closer," the french tabloid that was the first to feature them. But the fines may be too little too late. 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 -- as well as the number of issues of this particular issue of "closer" magazine which will be sold. Reporter: When this tour began a week ago in singapore, the duke and duchess were seemingly walking on air. The smiles came easily and often. And even after the scandal broke, it has been hard to detect their private turmoil in their public appearances. But one has to wonder what kate was thinking that morning -- as she visited a mosque in malaysia, just hours after learning about the photos. I think it such a shocking thing. It's such an invasion of their personal space. I think they just can't believe this has actually happened. Reporter: In the latest twist in the royal family's history with the paparazzi. Princess diana, killed in a car crash speeding away from photographers in hot pursuit. He very well remembers what was going on and the effect that it had on his mother. This is about setting a precedent for the few tush. Reporter: While the scandal is certainly still boiling, you can see them traveling village to village, mountain to mountain, street to street -- to talk to the people on this tour for the queen. What is exactly going on in their mind, I don't think we'll ever know. But royal officials have privately described william as furious. And his exasperation may be beginning to show. Since they were first published on friday, an irish daily and the italian magazine, "chi," have followed. William is reportedly insisting that those behind the photos be punished for invading their privacy. The young royal couple now ready to fight back. Bob woodruff, abc news, the solomon islands.

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