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UK papers avoid naked Prince Harry pictures

23 August 2012 Last updated at 19:24 BST

St James's Palace has confirmed it contacted the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) over the possible use of naked photos of Prince Harry.

The palace had heard a number of UK newspapers were considering using them, a spokesman said. Not one has done so.

It believed publication of the photos - taken in a Las Vegas hotel room - would constitute an invasion of privacy.

Nick Higham looks at whether this restraint from the papers is here to stay.