3,600 complain over Harry pictures but no complaints from St James' Palace

There have been 3,600 complaints to the press-watchdog about naked photographs of Prince Harry published on the front-page of the Sun.

Prince Harry at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games
Prince Harry at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The tabloid became the first British newspaper to carry the pictures on Friday, arguing that the move was in the public interest and a "crucial" test of the country's free press.

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) said all of the complaints came from members of the public but none have been received from St James's Palace or any other representatives of the royal.

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Harry images: 3,600 complaints

Some 3,600 people have complained to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) about naked photographs of Prince Harry published on the front-page of the Sun newspaper.