Editor of the Independent newspaper, Chris Blackhurst, has described Prince Harry's criticism of the media as "a bit unfair" after the press maintained its silence during the Prince's five months in Afghanistan:
Prince Harry said he deserved privacy from the media for his trip to Las Vegas and he thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "forced" to announce the news of the royal baby.
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Prince Harry will have to face the media when he returns to royal duties after he launched a scathing attack on the industry. Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart reports:
The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter has reacted to Prince Harry's attack on the press:
Everyone is entitled to have whinge about the media, even Prince Harry
During his four-month spell in Afghanistan Prince Harry gave a series of scathing interviews that revealed his contempt for the press.
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on the young royal's contempt for the media:
In a scathing attack on the media, Prince Harry said he felt it was "very unfair" that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "forced to publicise" that Kate was pregnant in December.
Prince Harry's deployment with 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, allowed him to step back from the public eye, but speaking to reporters while stationed at Camp Bastion he admitted he had "let himself and his family down" after photos were published of the 28-year-old naked in a Vegas hotel suite.
But he also attacked the press for the way the story was reported:
“Yes people might look at it, going, it was letting off steam, it’s all understandable now you’re going out to Afghanistan – well the papers knew that I was going out to Afghan anyway.
"The way I was treated by them, I don’t think it’s acceptable. But hey.”