Prince Harry - ‘The Sun’ In The Clear Over Prince Harry’S Vegas Pictures07 September 2012
‘The Sun’ In The Clear Over Prince Harry’S Vegas Pictures
The Press Complaints Commission will not investigate The Sun newspaper over their decision to print Prince Harry’s Vegas pictures, despite strongly being advised against it. The images of the Royal stripped naked in a Vegas hotel room were used by foreign media and became widely available on the internet, however, every UK newspaper – except The Sun - avoided printing them.
The Rupert Murdoch owned tabloid was criticized for its decision, and concerns over privacy were raised, with the watchdog receiving over 3,800 complaints from members of the public. However, according to the UK’s Daily Telegraph, the PCC has decided not to pursue The Sun over the photographs though would be “continuing dialogue” with Prince Harry ’s representatives. A statement said, “An investigation by the commission, without consent, would have the potential itself to pose an intrusion… The commission is grateful to the many members of the public who have contacted it to express concerns about The Sun’s coverage, but has concluded that it would be inappropriate for it to open an investigation at this time for the reasons above”.
The pictures caused a degree of embarrassment for the British royal family, though the public reacted rather indifferently. Prince Harry is known to be a social, outgoing, member of the family, and the British public’s indignation seemed to be focus on The Sun newspaper, rather than the Prince’s antics.
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