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Prince Harry of Wales not filing complaint over naked photos


Prince Harry and British Paralympic Association chief executive Tim Hollingsworth (R) attend the Goalball on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at The Copper Box on September 4, 2012 in London, England.


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St James's Palace said Prince Harry — third in line to the British throne — will not pursue a formal complaint with the press over the recent publication of photographs of him naked in Las Vegas, the BBC reported.

"It would not be prudent to pursue the matter further," the Palace told the BBC.

Reuters reported the Palace informed the Press Complaints Commission on Thursday and cited Harry's current deployment in Afghanistan.

"To pursue a complaint relating to his private life would not be appropriate at this time and would prove to be a distraction,"  the palace said in a statement cited by Reuters.

The Sun, a British tabloid, printed the photos despite legal warnings from the Royal family after they were printed in the US by gossip website TMZ.

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The news comes as more nude photos of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, published in Danish tabloid Se Og Hor, surfaced in the media on Friday, Gawker reported.

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