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Prince wins complaint on beach photos

By Georgina Stubbs

A complaint made by Prince Harry about intrusion into his private life, after Mail Online published pictures of him on a beach in Jamaica, has been upheld by the press watchdog.

Harry complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) and said the images were taken when he had a "reasonable expectation of privacy".

The images showed him wearing swimming shorts on a beach in Jamaica while on holiday with his girlfriend Meghan Markle.

The prince said he had been on a private beach, while the nearest public place was more than 500 metres away.

Upholding his complaint, Ipso said the images were "taken without consent" and during activities in which he had a "reasonable expectation of privacy".

It said the photographer, who was "positioned between 700 and 800 yards away", had "used a long-lens camera" and did not accept Harry could be seen by the public outside the resort at that distance.

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