British media heed Palace plea not to publish Harry naked pictures

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British newspapers have not published naked pictures of Prince Harry. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

British newspapers have not published naked pictures of Prince Harry in Las Vegas after a plea from the Palace.

An appeal was made to the UK's media to respect the royal's privacy and not publish the photographs as they were taken during a private moment while Harry was on holiday.

The Sun decided to recreate one of the pictures by getting their journalist Harry Miller to pose in a similar manner to the prince.

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A Sun journalist has recreated the naked Prince Harry picture. Credit: The Sun

However, Irish newspaper the Evening Herald did publish one of the photographs on their front page.

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The Evening Herald have published a naked picture of Prince Harry on their front page. Credit: ITV News

Clarence House had earlier confirmed the authenticity of the pictures which show a naked Prince Harry cavorting with a woman during a party in a hotel room in Las Vegas.

The woman, whose body is mainly hidden by that of a red-headed man, is also nude.

A Royal source told ITV News:

Prince Harry was letting off steam over the weekend before he returns to the next phase of his military duties.

The two pictures were published by US celebrity website TMZ and seem to have been taken on a mobile phone, which would explain their blurry, grainy appearance.

In one picture, a nude Prince Harry is seen covering his genitals with his hands while a topless female hides behind him.

In a second image, Harry is hugging a nude woman from behind.

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The casinos and luxury hotels of the Strip in Las Vegas are a popular destination for revellers.

TMZ says these photographs are of the Prince during a "a game of strip billiards...in his VIP suite" at a Las Vegas hotel on Friday night.

The pictures emerged shortly after the New York Daily News published video which claimed to show Prince Harry in a pool in Las Vegas racing US gold medal-winning swimmer Ryan Lochte.