Prince Harry Faces Queen's Wrath After Nude Hijinks
He's likely to get military dressing down as well
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2012 12:46 AM CDT
Prince Harry let's it all hang out in Vegas.   (7NEWS)

(Newser) – Let the royal fallout begin. Prince Harry has flown back to London to an angry queen after the frisky party boy stripped in his Las Vegas hotel suite, and photos ended up in the US press, reports the New York Daily News. The royal family was scrambling yesterday to do damage control, and contacted the Press Complaints Commission in London in a bid to block publication of the shots—which appeared to be enough to keep them out of British newspapers, reports the BBC. Because the game of strip billiards took place in Harry's $8,000-a-night VIP suite, the 27-year-old prince had a reasonable expectation of privacy, and publication of the photos could be an illegal invasion of privacy under British law. It's not clear who took the photos of a naked Harry cupping his genitals, and giving a nude young woman a bear hug. TMZ reportedly purchased the photos for $15,000.

The antics have raised serious questions about Harry's judgement and his ability to effectively serve as a representative of the queen, reports the Telegraph. They've also hurt his image in the British military. He'll likely get a dressing down by superiors, and may be officially censured. Military codes of conduct require officers to maintain high standards of professionalism "both on and off operations." Says a military source: "His commanding officer will probably have a word, but I imagine his family might be even more annoyed at his stupidity."

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Aug 23, 2012 10:27 PM CDT
Well, if you're in line to be the heir to the throne, your job is apparently to stand around looking serious at any number of official functions, and read canned speeches prepared by others as needed. If you're the younger sibling of someone directly in line, your job is to not do much of anything, while you hang around just in case you are needed to look serious, read canned speeches, etc., at a later date, but you won't be. Oh, and get paid lots of money for it. Prince Harry is behaving just like any other young man who was born into great wealth and has no real job or responsibilities. The world's most famous trust fund baby.
Aug 23, 2012 10:23 PM CDT
My advice to Prince Harry is, 'Dion;t worry Harry, it will never stand up in 'Court'! What a Breach of Security. Damn Stupid. ~Rick Magee, FL
Aug 23, 2012 6:11 PM CDT
I suggest that Harry utilise the Monroe doctrine when facing up to Grandma: “It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.” ? Marilyn Monroe