Lawyers representing the royal family have reportedly imposed a ban on the UK press from publishing a string of scandalous nude images of Prince Harry that surfaced online this week.
According to RadarOnline, a high-profile London-based law firm reportedly sent letters to Britain's biggest newspapers stating that the risque snaps of the 27-year-old royal were "in breach of the Press Complaints Commission code".
"The media outlets were also warned that their privileges for access to media events featuring the royal family could be restricted if they did use the pictures," a source told the website.
The images, which show the young prince cavorting nude with two unidentified women in his hotel suite in Las Vegas last week, were leaked online on Wednesday, first appearing on US gossip website TMZ before going on to make headlines across the world.
Since the scandal unfolded, Prince Harry has flown back to Britain but not before he was hounded by US reporters when he left Los Angeles, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
But Harry refused to comment on the photos, instead darting into the back of a waiting vehicle.