LONDON (AP) -- The prince has no clothes — but British newspapers aren't running the pictures.

The country's scandal-loving tabloids devoted many pages Thursday to the story of Prince Harry's naked romp in a Las Vegas hotel suite. But all heeded a warning from royal officials that printing the images — already seen by millions on the Internet — would infringe on the prince's privacy.

Some media-watchers say a high-profile public inquiry into phone-hacking and other tabloid wrongdoing had tamed Britain's once-rambunctious press.

Former tabloid editor Neil Wallis said fallout from the hacking scandal had left newspapers "terrified of their own shadow."

The Sun tabloid came up with a creative solution to the photo problem for Thursday's edition, getting a staff member named Harry to recreate the naked pose on its front page.