Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie welcomed the pictures being printed, saying;
"If Prince Harry with no clothes on in a Las Vegas hotel room surrounded by one naked woman and a load of other people he has just met in a drinking-stripping game is not a story then it is hard to know what is," he told BBC's Newsnight.
A spokeswoman for News International declined to comment on whether Mr Murdoch had been consulted over whether to publish the photo in the Sun, saying it had been a decision for the paper's editor.
The Sun has gone were almost no other British newspaper would and published naked photos of Prince Harry in defiance of St James's Palace.
The decision by the UK press not to publish naked pictures of Prince Harry has sparked a media debate about the way the story was handled.
British newspapers have not published naked pictures of Prince Harry in Las Vegas after a plea from the Palace.