The photos will not be seen in the English edition of the paper, nor in the one issued in Northern Ireland. That "compromise" will not prevent the publisher's being sued should William and Kate decide upon legal action.
The Palace has already said it will sue over the first publication of the images so what will it do now?
Whilst the Duke and Duchess should have the right to act in anyway they want in private, doing so is not always practical. For one thing they are public servants, like it or not. We after all pay dearly to maintain a British Royal Family. Then there is the question of security. As TEK blogger Barbara McPherson pointed out if a rogue photographer can get close enough to snap the couple surely an assassin or the like could do the same.
It is time that the Duke and Duchess moved on from the honeymoon period and took their responsibilities more seriously. That may sound harsh but it is a fact of Royal life. If they do not want to play ball they can always opt out of their privileged lifestyle. The 21st Century is now a dangerous time to live in especially if yu are in a position of power and or privilege.
For now the topless images continue to make waves. Maybe it would have been better to learn a lesson and ignore these images, rather than airing anger publicly. By starting legal action the Royal couple have guaranteed publicity for the publications involved and helped increased revenue.