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The Sun to print Prince Harry nude snaps

Published on Aug 24, 2012 6:13 AM
 An arrangment of British daily newspapers photographed in London on August 23, 2012 shows the front-page headlines and stories regarding nude pictures of Britain's Prince Harry. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - The Sun, Rupert Murdoch's popular British tabloid, on Thursday announced it would publish nude photographs of Prince Harry in Friday's paper despite being asked not to by the royal family.

British newspapers had previously refrained from running the grainy snaps showing the third in line to the throne cavorting naked with friends in a Las Vegas hotel suite, but the top-selling tabloid said its readers had a "right to see them".

"The Sun is publishing the naked Prince Harry party pictures our readers have been prevented from seeing in print," it said in a statement.

"He often sails close to the wind for a royal - but he's 27, single and a soldier.

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