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Complainant Name:
HRH The Duke of York

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: The Sun


HRH The Duke of York complained through his solicitors that the newspaper had published, without his consent, photographs which intruded into his private life in breach of Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant was concerned that the newspaper had published pictures of him on a beach, which was effectively private, and where he had a reasonable expectation of privacy. He believed that the photographs must have been taken from the sea using an exceptionally long lens.


The newspaper said that, while a long lens had been used, the photographs had been taken from land, further along the coastline. The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of photographs from the newspaper's website.

Date Published: 18/07/2014

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