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Prince William's photo blunder
Nov 21, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Photos of Britain's Prince William at work have forced the Ministry of Defence to change some of its passwords.
Images of the future king in his role as an RAF search and rescue pilot were posted on a new official website dedicated to the public life of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but it was later pointed out information was visible on computer screens in some of the PR shots.
So the MoD have reset usernames and passwords of some RAF staff as a security measure.
In a statement, an MoD spokesman said: 'A number of photographs of Flight Lieutenant Wales were taken while on duty working as a helicopter search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley on Anglesey, Wales. The passwords and user names shown have now been reset as a precaution and we are satisfied the images do not contravene security regulations.
'All the photos have been now amended and reissued. Media organisations are kindly asked to use these images.'
The photographs, which included those of the prince sitting at a computer with a document on his desk, and another of him attending a briefing, had to be replaced and new versions launched with sensitive details pixelated out.
A St James's Palace spokeswoman said four of the photographs had to be taken down and had been replaced on the website.
She added the pictures had been supplied by RAF Valley and said: 'Any security issues are a matter for the MoD.'
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