Royal couple party in Polynesia after French courts ban magazine's use of the snaps

Kate Middleton and Prince William put the recent topless photo troubles behind them to party at a state function on the island of Tuvalu yesterday.

While their lawyers were fighting a fierce legal battle in a French court, the royal couple got into the spirit of things on the paradise isle during the final leg of their Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Wills and Kate happily donned grass skirts and flower headdresses to join locals in a traditional dance and were asked to spray fragrance on dancers they liked as ‘as a mark of respect’.

‘We were told to bring British perfume so we went for Paul Smith,’ a royal source tells the Daily Record.

Sadly William seems to have inherited his dad’s dance moves and had wife Kate in stitches as he attempted to sway to the beat. 

Despite their small victory which sees French Closer banned from printing the topless photos again or displaying them online, the ordeal isn’t over for the royal pair. 

French investigators have been unable to uncover the identity of the photographer who is thought to own the copyright of the photos, meaning future publication of the pictures can’t be completely banned.

Closer France has been ordered to pay £2,000 each to Kate and William in damages, as well as a contribution of £1,600 towards legal fees – a small price considering over half a million copies of the mag have been sold.

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Rachel McGrath