It is the highest amount awarded in Germany up to now for this kind of violation.
The court proceedings were preceeded by endeavours by the Royal Court to have the publisher concerned voluntarily cease the violations. When that was unsuccessful the Royal Court saw no alternative than to sue for damages.
The judgement to pay damages concerns articles published up to December 2003. The judgement may be subject to appeal.
H.R.H. Princess Madeleine plans to give the proceeds finally awarded to charity.