The Sun newspaper became the first British tabloid to print nude Los Vegas pictures of Prince Harry and an unnamed woman, Friday. Defying a request from the royal family's lawyers, the Sun said its readers had a right to see the images.
On Thursday, newspapers in Britain did not publish the images of Queen Elizabeth's grandson naked with an unnamed woman while on holiday in Las Vegas, following a request from St James's Palace, the official residence of the prince, through the Press Complaints Commission to respect his privacy.
But, almost half of the front page of Friday's Sun newspaper shows a photograph of the naked prince covering up his genitals with his hands while an apparently naked woman hides behind his back. On Thursday, the Sun published a similar photo that was staged, but wasn't actually the prince or one of the women in Las Vegas.
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David Dinsmore, managing editor of the Sun, said in a video on the paper's website that the decision to publish was not taken lightly, but the issue had become one of "the freedom of the press."