Prince complains over kite photos

Prince Edward has become the first member of the Royal Family to lodge an official complaint based on new privacy guidelines banning long-lens photography. He has asked the Press Complaints Commission to investigate pictures published by the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Today and Sun newspapers, which showed the prince and Sophie Rhys Jones flying kites at the Queen's Craigowan Lodge retreat in Scotland.

Buckingham Palace is believed to have objected to the pictures on the basis that they were taken on private property without consent. The PCC is expected to adjudicate on the complaint within the next fortnight.