It seems that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stays in Vegas. It happened to Prince Harry who was photographed cavorting naked in a hotel suite during a game of strip billiards. The photos posted on TMZ.com, a tabloid website. It didn’t take long for the royal family to request he US newspapers not to publish the nude photographs of the prince, after confirming the photos were indeed of him.
“Prince Harry has been on a private holiday before he resumes his military duties,” said a palace official, declining to be named in line with protocol.
In one photo the 27-year-old royal is shown wearing nothing but a necklace and a watch and his body partially shields another naked person. In another picture he is seen at a pool table hugging a naked woman from behind. These images raised questions about the security surrounding the prince. I don’t know if more damage can be done, as the images have already circulated worldwide on the Internet.
“The Queen must be sooo proud that Prince Harry showed us his crown jewels!!!! Lol,” said Danielle Monaro, part of the Elvis Duran And The Morning Show, a syndicated radio program.
But this is not the first time Prince Harry makes a bad break. In 2002, at the age of 16, he was accused of under-age drinking and use of cannabis, but did not face charges as no evidence was found. Prince Charles had then taken him to a drug rehabilitation clinic to make him aware of the dangers of drug abuse. In 2005 Harry was photographed wearing a Nazi soldier’s uniform to a fancy dress party and then in 2009 videos of him using offensive language to describe the members of his military unit circled the Internet.
Unfortunately being famous has its consequences. British royalty has been embarrassed before, in 1999 when naked pictures of the Countess of Wessex were made public just before she married Prince Edward and a while after this incident Sarah, Duchess of York, was photographed having her feet kissed by US businessman John Bryan, shortly after she separated from her husband the Duke of York.