So the Sun newspaper has decided to publish the Prince Harry pictures in defiance of the PCC. No matter that everyone in the UK can see them at TMZ and a million other online destinations, newspapers still have to operate under very different obligations. This is clearly unsustainable, which is why I am pleased that the Sun has decided to have the debate. There may well be genuine concerns about Harry’s security arrangements, but what’s really in the public interest is finding publishing regulations that actually work.

My personal view is that if Harry wants to invite a load of strangers up to his hotel room, allow them to keep hold of their cameraphones, and be fully aware that he’s being photographed, then there should be no reason for complaint. And if TMZ can make money off Harry’s arse, for the Sun not to be able to do the same is tantamount to a restraint of trade.

Every case has its merits, and has to be judged as such. As an example, his is a completely different story to that of Kate and William’s recent honeymoon pictures in Australia’s Woman’s Day. As I wrote earlier, that was a genuine invasion of privacy, and I’m glad they were not widely seen. Although if anyone fancies a squizz, I have a copy in the office…