Prince Harry Drops Naked Photo Complaint

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Prince Harry has dropped a formal complaint against editors at the UK newspaper which published naked photos of the British royal from his scandalous Las Vegas holiday.

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The Sun defied the royal family and published shots of Prince Harry naked that everyone had already seen on the Internet anyway (with a headline that even acknowledged this).

The scandal first broke with the pics leaked online in August.

The Sun was the only paper to ignore advice from the UK's media watchdog, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC), not to run the shots, and the images were printed days later.

The bold move prompted the Prince, who has since begun active military service on the front line in Afghanistan, to file a formal complaint with the PCC, which he has now dropped.

A spokesperson for royal residence St James's Palace says:

"We remain of the opinion that a hotel room is a private space where its occupants would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, however Prince Harry is currently focused entirely on his deployment in Afghanistan, so to pursue a complaint relating to his private life would not be appropriate at this time and would prove to be a distraction."

They also have the Kate Middleton nude photos to deal with.

She and husband Prince William have filed a breach of privacy lawsuit against the owners of Closer, the French magazine which first printed those images.

The royals have won an injunction against them barring further publication of the images, which have since run in several other European gossip publications.

And, of course, the Internet. Hard as it is to go through what the royals are in this case, it's harder and probably fruitless to try to put the nude genie back in the bottle.

So to speak.