Royal source confirms Harry nude pics

2012-08-22 12:22
London – A royal source confirmed to Reuters that it was Prince Harry in recent naked pictures that were published on a US website on Wednesday.

Clarence House also confirmed to AFP on Wednesday that the images were genuine. "At this time we don't have a comment," a spokesman told AFP, adding: "We may do later."

The pictures show Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, cavorting with a nude young woman in a hotel room in Las Vegas, in a potential embarrassment to him and the royal family.

One photo published on the celebrity gossip website TMZ shows Harry, an Apache helicopter pilot in the British army, covering up his genitals with his hands while an apparently naked woman hides behind his back.

The other shows the 27-year-old prince, third in line to the British throne, pictured from the back hugging what appears to be the same naked woman.

A game of strip pool

The blurred pictures were taken in the a VIP suite of a hotel in Las Vegas where the prince was enjoying a private holiday with friends.

According to TMZ, the pictures were taken after Harry and his friends went down to the hotel bar and invited some women, who have not been identified, back up to their room.

The photographs of Harry were taken after the group started playing a game of strip pool.

"We are not commenting specifically on the photos," a spokesperson for the prince said.

Playboy image

Harry, son of Prince Charles and his late ex-wife Princess Diana, earned a reputation when he was younger as a royal wild child after he admitted in 2002 dabbling in marijuana and under-age drinking. Three years later he made headlines when he wore a Nazi uniform to a costume party.

However, in recent years Harry, who served in the army in Afghanistan four years ago and has spoken of his desire to return to frontline action, has shed much of this earlier playboy image.

He recently embarked on a highly successful solo royal tour of the Caribbean and Brazil as part of celebrations for the queen's 60th anniversary on the throne, and stood in for his grandmother at the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games earlier this month.

The prince appeared on the front pages on British newspapers on Wednesday - not because of the naked pictures but over reports of a race he had with double gold medal winning US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte in a pool at a Las Vegas resort.

However, the love life of the single prince, whose elder brother William got married last year to Kate Middleton in a ceremony that attracted huge global interest, continues to attract great media attention.

Comments

  • lydonmcg - 2012-08-22 12:32

    So? What's the big deal about nakedness? Especially behind closed doors?

  • henri.lombard - 2012-08-22 12:39

    Whoop whoop, you go Royal "Highness" life is about the experience and the amount you can get done, even when caught !!!!

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-08-22 12:45

    The paparazzi have nothing better to do as usual. Sick bunch of voyeurs.

  • boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-08-22 13:00

    Well done Harry ! There's a good chap - Your Royal Highness.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-08-22 13:48

    So what's wrong with that he is still young and injoy his life . He needs exsperience whit things like that or do you guys whant him to be like his Daddy no that's not on he is like his Mom.Harry injoy your life and te hell with the others.

  • Roelof.Richter - 2012-08-22 14:07

    OMG! He is human just like the rest of us! CAN you believe it! lol....so what!? stupid media

  • gerrit.prinsloo1 - 2012-08-22 14:25

    OMG NOBODY GIVES A FLYING URK, he needs a tan though, Kom hardloop maar kaalgat hier in die bos rond Charlie

  • tim.hadebe.5 - 2012-08-22 16:39

    big deal is the royal ass

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-08-22 16:42

    Wooooo Hoooooo GO HARRY!!!

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