Press Trust of India
September 28, 2012 20:27 IST
Prince Harry is currently deployed in Afghanistan.
Prince Harry, who complained to
Britain's press watchdog after his nude photographs cavorting
with friends on a holiday in Las Vegas were published
recently, had decided not to pursue the matter further.
27-year-old Harry, the third-in-line to the throne, is an
Apache pilot. He is currently deployed in Afghanistan.
A spokeswoman for St James's Palace said: "Having
considered the matter now for a number of weeks, we have
decided not to pursue a complaint with the Press Complaints
Commission (PCC) on behalf of Prince Harry in respect of the
photos of the Prince taken in Las Vegas".
"We remain of the opinion that a hotel room is a private
space where its occupants would have a reasonable expectation
of privacy", she said.
Since Prince Harry was "focused entirely on his
deployment in Afghanistan", pursuing a complaint relating to
his private life "would not be appropriate at this time and
would prove to be a distraction", the spokeswoman added.
The photos, first published by TMZ, a US-based website,
were later published in the UK by The Sun tabloid.
The photos are believed to have been taken on a camera
The PCC has received more than 850 complaints about The
Sun's publication of Harry's nude photos, media reports said.