Prince Harry Not Pursuing Complaint Regarding Las Vegas Nude Pictures

Prince Harry
Prince Harry departs the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, as part of the Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on June 5, 2012 in London, England.  Danny Martindale/

Prince Harry will not be pursuing his complaint with England's Press Complaints Commission (PCC), a spokesperson from St. James' Palace told Us Weekly September 28. The 27-year-old royal had originally filed a complaint after The Sun reprinted pictures from his naked romp in Las Vegas in late August. (The two photographs, also featuring an unidentified female, were first posted on TMZ.)

"We remain of the opinion that a hotel room is a private space where its occupants would have a reasonable expectation of privacy," the St. James' Palace spokesperson said. "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."

The spokesperson added, "We have concluded that it would not be prudent to pursue the matter further, and we will have no further comment to make about the matter."

The Sun was the only British newspaper to defy the PCC advisory not to publish the pictures from the redheaded royal's wild weekend in Sin City.

"Give him a break," the newspaper's publisher, Rupert Murdoch, tweeted at the time. "He may be on the public payroll one way or another, but the public loves him, even to enjoy last Vegas."

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