The press watchdog has said it would be "inappropriate" to open an investigation into the Sun's publication of nude photos of Prince Harry.
The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) said it was in dialogue with Harry's representatives, who had not yet made a formal complaint, and that any investigation without consent could "pose an intrusion" in itself.
The Sun was the only British newspaper to defy a PCC advisory note not to publish the photos of Harry frolicking in the nude with an unnamed woman in Las Vegas.
The PCC had warned that publication could breach the editor's code of practice on privacy grounds.
Asked whether they would, or would not, make a formal complaint to the PCC about The Sun's publication of the images, a St James's Palace spokesman replied: "We are still considering matters and will make a decision in our own time."
Commenting on their general position on the issue he said it had not changed since the pictures emerged and it was "down to editors to make a decision about what they chose to publish".