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The Sun: "There is a clear public interest in publishing the Harry pictures"

Quote of the day.

The Sun
The Sun. Photograph: Getty Images

In the end, the Sun was the first to blink and publish the naked Prince Harry photos in all their glorious detail. Their justification?

"There is a clear public interest in publishing the Harry pictures, in order for the debate around them to be fully informed... The photos have potential implications for the prince's image representing Britain around the world. There are questions over his security during the Las Vegas holiday. Questions as to whether his position in the Army might be affected. Further, we believe Harry has compromised his own privacy."

Nothing to do with the global interest in them already online and a potential bounce in sales, of course.