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Incredulous at the front cover of The Sun

07 September 2012


From Selina McGeoch

Sir, - When I heard on the BBC News that photographs had been taken of Prince Harry while he was at leisure in a private hotel room, I was deeply saddened that someone among his associates should have been so disloyal as to take advantage of a silly and rather immature moment in a young man's life.

I was disgusted but not really surprised that The Sun newspaper should have found an excuse to print the photograph, to pander to ignorant prurience and for commercial gain. I was relieved that the serious newspapers had better judgement in knowing that their readership would find it vulgar, cruel, disloyal, and above all hurtful to the Queen herself, if they printed such pictures.

It was with utter incredulity that I saw the photograph reprinted in your newspaper. The one place I had expected to maintain the highest standards of moral probity, I find has descended to the level of the gutter press.

Hill House
High St, Ixworth
Suffolk IP31 2HN

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