Prince Harry’s Royal Jewel-gate: what will be the royal and media fallout?

Apparently, Prince Harry has been summoned home after TMZ’s exclusive photos went viral last night. I heard something about Harry’s initial plans to make some kind of trip to LA too, but I guess those were canceled? So, in the wake of ROYAL JEWEL-GATE, what will be the fall-out? I don’t think this scandal could be compared to anything involving Duchess Kate or Prince William – obviously, those two are married and William is the heir. If William was photographed naked with some girls, it would rock the monarchy. But when it’s the single spare? The monarchy will likely remain un-rocked, in my opinion. Sure, it will be embarrassing and the royals will be trying to do some damage control, of course. Which has already begun…

*Us Weekly’s “source close to Harry” says: “This is a mess. This was not the type of fun he was supposed to be having. He’s in trouble. Protection officers are also in trouble because they could have controlled this.”

*But another “insider” tells Us Weekly: “He’s a lad! This is just him messing about on holiday. No one was hurt, he’s on proper vacation from his work, so he’s not breaking any rules. He’s using his own money. The photos look sleazier than they are. They were playing strip billiards.”

*WILLIAM IS NOT AMUSED. A source tells Us Weekly, “William was told about the photos this morning. He’s not impressed.”

*A family friend of Prince Charles, Alex van Straubenzee, told BBC radio’s The World at One that Harry is “a very easy target” for the press and “More than anything he is a British soldier. He has a very, very good qualification in the job he does for the Army and I think this is what people will look at.” He said the current “tittle-tattle” will blow over.

*Royal biographer Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine told The Telegraph “that the gaffe may not damage Harry’s reputation in America, and suggests that people may even find it endearing,” according to People Mag. Seward says, “It’s a bit cheeky, it’s bloody silly and he should have known better – he has been caught before. But he has a love of life. He throws caution to the wind like no one else.”

[Via Us Weekly, People and The Daily Beast]

I’m sure there will be more analysis and hand-wringing and statements issued and royal propagandists will go into overdrive. But for those of us who pay attention to Harry and the British royal family – is this really surprising? No. Harry should be in “trouble” for the photos because it was a dumb move in general, and it was dumb specifically because he and his handlers didn’t take the girls’ camera-phones away. He should also be in “trouble” because… well, he’s getting too old for this. He’s 27 years old (he’ll be 28 in a few weeks too) – the “he’s just a lad” excuse only goes so far. But overall… yeah. It’s still not going to bring down the monarchy. It’s just a funny and dumb story.

Also: this is what happens when Chelsy Davy refuses to marry him. It’s all Chelsy’s fault! If she would just marry him, he would settle down. And if you believe that, I’ll eat one of the Queen’s Corgis.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Abby says:

    haha! royal jewel-gate. love it.

  2. Valerie says:

    I think he and Chelsy will end up together. I’d rather see he and Charlotte Casiraghi together but oh well, we can’t have everything.

    • JulieM says:

      Charlotte is Catholic. They will never end up together.

      • Valerie says:

        What does her religion have to do with anything?

      • jenna says:

        Harry’s still a little too close to the throne to be marrying a Catholic. *If* Will&Kate were to remain childless, any kids of Harry’s would be headed straight for the throne. But, a Catholic can’t be King/Queen, so if Harry married a Catholic, she would have to at least agree to have the kids raised in Church of England, rather than the Catholic Church. If you are a serious Catholic, this is a big fat deal.

      • LAK says:

        Catholics are barred from the British throne. Any member of the royal family who marries a catholic automatically loses their rights to succession.

      • Sachi says:

        Valerie – a Catholic cannot marry into the British royal family.

        Someone in Harry’s position, who is 3rd in line to the throne, must marry a non-Catholic if he doesn’t want to lose his place in the line of succession.

      • cr says:

        Peter Phillips, Anne’s son, is 11th in line and didn’t lose his place in succession because his wife converted from Catholicism to Anglicanism.

      • LAK says:

        @CR – She converted BEFORE marrying him. If he had married her whilst she was still a catholic, he would have lost his succession rights.

        For the purposes of this discussion, IF Charlotte Casiraghi converted from Catholicism to Anglican BEFORE any marriage then he would retain his rights.

      • mif says:

        The Act of Succession was changed in 2011. A royal can marry a Catholic and retain his or her line in succession. (And, girls maintain their place in the line of succession, even if they have brothers born after them.)

      • LAK says:

        @MIF – that is part of a discussion that is going right now. It is agreed in principal by all the realms but it is not yet law. Until it is, the old rules apply.

  3. Scorellini says:

    People may find it “endearing”? Umm, to reiterate a comment I made in the other post about this story, people would not find this endearing if we were talking about Princess Henrietta rather than Prince Harry. Yes, I agree it’s not a big deal, but I’m so sick of the “boys will be boys” attitude when women get dragged through the mad for similar stuff. Seriously, if this were a woman there would be all kinds of crude, malicious, and violent rhetoric directed at her.

      • Laura says:

        Agreed. If this were Catherine, Eugenie, Beatrice, or any other female in the monarchy, this story would not be funny or casually dismissed as someone just “having fun!” The female would be villianized and the entire monarchy would be called into question. But since it is a male, no harm done. Personally, I find this type of behaviour and immature attitude at 28 years old, both disgusting and disappointing. I feel sorry for the Queen as well — it was to be her celebratory year due to the 60th anniversary as Queen and the Olympics in London — but instead she has had to cope with her husband’s health issues and now her grandson’s idiotic antics. She has worked hard to present a dignifed and classy image of herself and has never had any stories of her doing anything even remotely close to the antics of her children and grandchildren. She focused on being Queen, wife and mother, not being drunk off her ass in a hotel room playing strip pool with randoms she picked up in a bar. Harry needs to grow up.

    • LadyJane says:

      Very well said. His lifestyle is funded by the British tax payer. I think the public might be fed up with his playboy antics…

      • gigi says:

        The British public pay for his protection detail and some of his travel expenses, but not his personal spending on things like this. He’s already gotten his inheritance from his mother and that’s what he (at least I’ve read) uses for holidays and personal luxuries.

      • LeslieM says:

        I agree. A woman or young girl couldn’t get away with this. What is he saying to young people? It looks like he thinks it’s perfectly fine to pick up a girl you don’t know, get naked and take pictures of it. I am sure there are also frontal pictures of them showing the girl or girls nude. His grandmother may be the Queen but no gentleman allows something like that to happen to a girl. Let’s hope she is of age. There is a case of a young man who posted pictures of his nude underaged girlfriend and now he is a sex offender. I doubt that is the case here, but I go back to being a gentleman. A man of character would let a woman be photographed like that.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      Totally, if this were Eugenie or Beatrice, it would be a HUGE deal.
      Also, is this not conduct unbecoming to an officer? I would think the military would not look on these pics were kindly either.

      Not begrudging ANY of them their fun, but Harry knows ALL about paps, security and cell phone pics.

      He’s gonna have to face angry nana…scary.

      • Snowangel says:

        Yes, he should have had his security detail confiscate cell phones as people entered the hotel suite, ala Asston Kutcher. Bet that will happen in the future.

    • Ellen says:


      I would ALSO HOPE that the family would look at where Andrew has ended up (they indulged his sexual craziness to exactly the same degree) and try to get through to Harry. Do they really need to go down this road again? “Oh, he’s just a lad, he does such fine work with the military, oops, he’s in his fifties now and hanging out with men who procure underage prostitutes and getting kick-backs from shady business-people — well, who could have seen THAT coming, not US.”

      They’re not going to do it, though. This has been the accepted role of the younger son(s) since Stuart times. It’s actually sort of pathetic that Harry isn’t more original, because I think he has it in him to break the mold.

    • NM6804 says:

      I was just about the write the same thing!

      Men’s bad behaviour has always been excused because we infantalize them which makes it “endearing”. There allowed to never grow up and so to never take responsibility because they seem to always be in the process of growing up. Even at the age of 28 it seems. Even when they are obviously in the wrong (like cheating), the blame is vastly put on the other women instead of 50/50 but I digress.

      But girls?! Not only are they “more mature” from an early age which means we have to behave at all times or we get critized (mostly on our sexuality and looks) but every mistake is made bigger than it is. We are forced to grow up under the watching eye of everybody (yes, men and women) and under a lot of pressure and expectations. We don’t stand a chance.
      Meanwhile, men can have the time of their life, all their life.

      Prince Harry is an excellent example, this “boy” can dress up like Hitler and use racial slurs yet he’s still popular? How does that happen?

      • scorellini says:

        Oh don’t even get me started on the Nazi bullshit. Seriously, why are people so willing to indulge and even romanticize behavior like this? It’s disgusting.

        I’m not a Kristen Stewart fan, but even I can’t believe the straight up RAGE being directed at her even on this blog (and NOT by Twi-hards but simply by people who always like to see a woman taken down).

      • Mira says:

        @NM6804 – “Men’s bad behaviour has always been excused because “we” infantalize them which makes it endearing”.

        Who are these we? The we you are referring to consists of women and their participation in patriarchy. Remember Kristen Stewart and her glorious vilification? What she did was not right but it’s hard to ignore the slander thrown at her face. She goes by the name trampire these days. Harry, of course, is a young man having a good time. And yes, he’s not breaking anyone’s marriage.

      • Carolin says:

        Very well said!

    • Violet says:

      That was my first thought, too. If one of Harry’s cousins got caught acting like this, she’d forever be branded a slut.

      Personally, I think Harry is a complete idiot. He’s an adult and should be far more careful, especially in this age of camera phones and wire tapping. It’s time for him to grow up.

    • Jordan says:

      Yes, look what happened to Kim K when she released, I mean, her s3x tape leaked…she was ruined!! Oh, wait. Well, there was Blake Lively when her nudes got out there and she hasn’t been offered any roles since…um. BUT, what about Scarlett, no one will pay her anything. She has to scrape by since her nudes leaked. What? She’s getting 20 mill for the next Avengers movie? Nevermind.

    • Another K says:

      @Scorellini — Absolutely agree! I just commented about your “Princess Henrietta” post at the earlier Harry story. However, I’m so encouraged to see how many commenters here are agreeing that if this story was about a WOMAN in the Royal Family, she would quite likely be publicly kicked down the Royal Ladder for such “atrocious behavior.” As it is, in the next few days we’ll probably be reading soothing stories about “That silly kid Prince Harry” and how “Harry’s just letting off steam because he’s going to Afghanistan so leave him alone.” But, bet on it: The next time Kate, or the York girls, or Zarah (I don’t know how to spell her name) get out of a vehicle and inadvertently show some thigh, they will be crucified to the high heavens.

  4. jc126 says:

    The fallout will be that more women will picture him in their heads as they’re (how graphic can I get here, anyway?) indulging in some self-love.

  5. Kate says:

    He looks like his father. Disgusting. Unfortunately all these rumors about Diana’s affair and alleged baby daddy were not true.

  6. curegirl0421 says:

    On an unrelated note, the more he ages the more I cease to question his parentage (not that it’s any of my beeswax)…Charles is starting to creep forth bit by bit!

  7. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    They probably worry more about him getting some girl pregnant, or even the scandel of one of those girls coming forward trying to say she’s pregnant with his child. I like Harry, he seems more genuine and less snotty than the other royals.

    • Ally8 says:

      Or being accused of committing molestation or assault.

      He’s a dolt with poor judgement, clearly.

  8. DanaG says:

    I don’t think Harry will get into that much trouble he will be warned about letting new friends get that close to him and doing foolish things in front of people he doesnt know and can’t trust. Yes his minders should have taken the phones away from the girls. But he isn’t the first Prince pictured naked there are ones of Prince Andrew full frontal by the way in the great outdoors and he was older then 27 and wasn’t drunk! As for marrying Chelsy that would out as well as the Duke and Duchess of York did. Chelsy is such a wreck but what fun it would be just to watch that marriage.

    • LAK says:

      Chelsy is not a wreck.

      • Bad Irene says:

        Agree Chelsy is not a wreck, she is working in law and seems to be settled and very career minded, its refreshing that she has interests of her own other than being proposed too.

      • Sachi says:

        Chelsy is the exact opposite of a wreck.

        She’s much better off walking away from the royal circus and wanting nothing to do with it. She’s not hanging on to Harry, she’s not chasing him around, she’s not spending her time lazing about and waiting for him to be ready to settle down.

        She has a real career, an actual job, and has toned down her partying. She’s grown up and matured a lot.

        If Harry does marry her, the Windsors will gain an asset, not a clotheshorse.

    • Suze says:

      Harry would be LUCKY to marry Chelsy.

      She is no wreck, but a woman with an education, a mind of her own (witnessed by the fact that she doesn’t sit around waiting for him), money and a career.

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      According to press reports, Chelsy Davy got a 1st class degree in her undergraduate degree. And is now a solicitor in a top City of London law firm. She just doesn’t want to be a princess, and rumour has it wasn’t too impressed by Harry’s roving eye either.

      Not sure how any of that makes her a “wreck” tbh.

    • GoodCapon says:

      Someone with a law degree is a ‘wreck’? At least she’s doing something with her life and didn’t allow it to be dictated by her ex, unlike someone we ALL know.

  9. Erinn says:

    Wasn’t he the one that wore a Nazi costume? Was there much falling out over that?

  10. Ravensdaughter says:

    Oh, Prince Andrew did all kinds of similar things when he was young (Koo Stark!-soft porn actress-probably should have married her..) and look at what a stuffy, entitled pain in the a– he is now. Let us hope the latter never happens to our Harry.
    I must be getting old and stuffy myself. It took me a minute to catch on to “Royal Jewels”…

    • Janet says:

      Didn’t they use to call him “Randy Andy”?

    • DreamyK says:

      Aw man..I had totally forgotten about Koo! Hahaa..

      Seriously? Harry loves him a good time but he IS on the taxpayer payroll and should avoid crap like this. It doesn’t surprise me he is gadding about nude. Englishmen seem very buttoned down in public but bawdy in private. I kinda like that.

    • Ally8 says:

      Prince Andrew’s still quite a mess. It’s just that no one cares anymore:

      “[Prince Andrew]’s dissolute lifestyle, links to unsavory foreign potentates, and friendship with the American registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein are undercutting the Queen’s efforts to rehabilitate the monarchy.”

  11. LAK says:

    Kaiser, He made it to LA.

    He was already on his way back to Britain when these photos hit the internet.

  12. Darlene says:

    Whoa, in that last photo, you can really see Prince Charles. I truly believed he was someone else’s son, but that photo clinches it for me.

  13. JulieM says:

    I’m all for Harry having a good time but this is not going to go well for him. The royal family is coming off a very good year, with the Queen’s Jubilee and a very successful Olympics. This kind of puts a damper on what remains of the year. He is also a highly identifiable Army Apache pilot and this (at least in some eyes) will bring disgrace to the uniform. And yes, I know military pilots do this kind of crap all the time. I was in the Navy. He is getting too old for this.

    What was he thinking by not confiscating these girl’s phones?

    • Ally8 says:

      Yeah, I don’t think taking away evidence-recording equipment is the way to go. After Julian Assange and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, you should just have the sense not to get into naked shenanigans with strangers in hotel rooms.

  14. Talie says:

    “he’s just a lad”

    Oh lord…obviously his friends (sources) are as dumb as he is.

  15. Mel says:

    Man, this is bad.
    I am not easily shocked – and I am not shocked personally even now – but those pictures are BAD. Especially the second one where he appears to be rear-ending a girl.

    This will be a really tough one for the Palace PR. I mean, Fergie was black-balled for having her toe sucked, for crying out loud.
    They cannot ostracise him, being their kin, but anything less than a very severe “reprimand” and probably some curtailing and restructuring of his public appearances would seem intolerably hypocritical.

    • LAK says:

      Fergie was half naked, having her toes sucked by a man who wasn’t her husband, whilst her babies looked on……

    • garvels says:

      Stupid Fergie was also lying on a lounge chair in public by a pool while her toes were being sucked. I saw the pictures online in some story and I could not believe it. No wonder the Queen does not want the woman at royal weddings.

    • Koa says:

      GET A GRIP, MEL. A 27 year old single guy getting naked in Vegas is hardly the end of the world. You and others are making something out of nothing….LITERALLY.

  16. ladybert62 says:

    Yes indeed I believe the Queen is a tad embarrassed/upset with her grandson.

    He is going to be called out on this and the royal reigns are going to be tightened – he will be told to grow up and act like an adult and a representative of the monarchy and to keep his damn clothes on.

    Why is he still here anyway? It seems like he has been visiting for quite a long time.

    Time to go home Harry.

    • cr says:

      He’s only been here since the end of the Olympics, and those ended on the 12th. So he was in the States barely a week.

  17. Dana M says:

    Whatever. He is still HOT!

  18. original almond says:

    Now all I can see is hot ginger nakedness and I’m not even into the guy.

    • T.C. says:

      Welcome to the dark side. I’ve always had a thing for the prince hot ginge. This was harmless fun. Harry is my favorite cause he seems the most fun and down to earth. He is never going to be king so let the man enjoy his life I say!:D

  19. Sachi says:

    I really doubt this would be damaging to his image. His Nazi costume received far more outrage, and rightfully so.

    This will be one of those, “I still can’t forget when Harry did _____” but it won’t be actively counted against him.

    I imagine, and hope, he will get a very stern talking-to from the Queen. And this on the back of Prince Philip recovering from another bout of infection. Tsk.

    Palace PR will be working hard to turn his image around and they’ll succeed. They’ve always done a good job for all the previous scandals in the family.

    If this were Beatrice or Eugenie, then there’d be bigger trouble for the girls and we’d never hear the end of the criticisms from their appearance to their personality to their parents, etc.

    I hope Harry learns from this, though, and he needs to be more careful next time.

    • Jane says:

      I totally agree about this being a non issue compared to the Nazi fiasco and that he needs to be more careful. It is too bad that his security didn’t think to search those not known to them and confiscate cell phones or anything else that could have been used to invade his privacy or put his safety at risk. If I were the Queen I would be more upset with the security breach than my grandson playing strip billards.

      Other than that, I think it is just plain funny, he is young and obviously likes to party. Nothing wrong with that.

      Granny may be pissed and he will get a verbal lashing, but he will get back slaps from his bros, or blokes, depending on which side of the pond is home.

      I say if he wants to let go while here, make him feel at home and don’t judge him over a little nudity. Actually, Harry looked like he may have been trying to be a gentleman in a weird sort of way. The girl behind him seems to be using him for a shield of her own nudity while he is covering his junk. Doing double duty so to speak.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I live in the UK and to be honest people don’t seem to give a toss. People here are used to and even expect his shenanigans, so no fuss.

    • Sachi says:

      Yeah, a lot of the comments from the news and magazines that have picked up the story (the British press have been asked not to show the photos as per the Palace’s request) are in favour of Harry.

      Nobody really cares. These photos are not truly offensive. Inappropriate, maybe, for someone in his role, but I honestly don’t see how damaging it would be for Harry.

      The best that can come out of this is that in the future, he’ll be more careful of the company he keeps.

    • LAK says:

      It’s always interesting when you see American vs British reactions to things like this.

      Americans are all serious and ‘he is going to get a talking to’ and ‘shame on him’, ‘letting the side down’ and the British are, meh! or ‘funny’

      • Sachi says:

        I guess many people outside of the UK haven’t read/heard of Harry’s partying ways except for his Nazi costume and this bit.

        Even William has a photo of his “junk” floating around. If my eyes were working properly when I saw the photo a long time ago, William is not so bad. 😀

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        For me it isn’t that AT ALL. What would you be saying if this were a female royal?
        I KNOW if this were Bea or Eugenie, you would be having a fit and slagging her off. Not you perse, LAK, but Brits in general.
        Yep, Beatrice totally naked in a hotel room being bent over by a naked dude. I can just see the only a gal comments.
        It’s not about being a prude for me, i’ve done loads of stupid things, its the sexism.

      • LAK says:

        @Originaltiffany -I am on board with the sexism aspect of your argument.

        My point though is that this behaviour from Harry is accepted from the young ones in Britain. male and female. Most people shrug. They take pictures and put them on their facebook accounts after doing this sort of thing. In a country that can have tweens sending each other naked pictures, you can say that we’ve literally seen it all.

        I think B&E are a special case in most people’s minds. You have to understand how they have been cast in the royal soap opera. Harry and William are the Prince Charmings whilst their cousins are the ugly step sisters. No matter what they do, they have to fit that narrative. being pictured sitting in a park would elicist an army of derogatory comments. Being pictured naked like these pictures would elicist a meltdown the like of which would probably power the national grid. It really wouldn’t be a gender issue in that scenerio.

        @Sachi – i have seen those pics of William’s peen. he really is ‘big Willy’ 🙂

      • Kiyoshigirl says:

        @Lak-You make great points. First, it’s true that we Americans seem to take this stuff much more seriously than you Brits. I suppose you’re used to putting up with Royal shenanigans and to some extent have accepted their unfair advantage in all elements of society. Here in the U.S. we don’t understand the Monarchy, and if we had one would undoubtedly be doing our best to tear it down (just how we are…build them up to knock them down sort of thing). Second, your point that Harry, photographed naked, is criticized only for his inability to control the situation whereas if it were B or E the masses would be chomping at the bit to demean and degrade their appearance FIRST and then follow up with nods about them disrespecting their place in the Monarchy. If Harry learns anything from this mess it should be that Ryan Lochte is a douche bag. Hanging with him brings nothing but a permanent film of filth. Find a new friend Harry boy.

  21. Riana says:

    So…in the mists of those photos and what they imply the words that came forward regarding the issue were “It’s just naked billiards” and “tittle-tattle”

    K-stew’s PR folks are off the hook for worse job of the year, eesh.

    To be honest there was nothing cute or charming about the pics. There was a sense of ‘you’re too old for this nonsense’. Come on, get some damn sense, think of the consequences your actions will have. There’s enjoying life and then there’s callously ignoring how your actions effect others. I’m guessing his minders will end up the whipped boys in this situation.

  22. GirlOne says:

    “He’s using his own money.” Which is of course ultimately tax payer money. Just thought I’d point it out as a republican.

    • Ennie says:

      Diana was rich in her own right, not only whatever she got from Charles in the divorce. She was a Spencer, not a Windsor. I bet that money, even if not as much, can afford him luxuries like trips to Ls Vegas, or to other parts of the world.

      • LAK says:

        He has money from The Queen Mother who was also from a rich PRIVATE family.

        The royal family have private income that has nothing to do with tax payers.

        If you use the argument that private income came from the people, then you might as well apply same logic to all the other rich landed aristocrats because they acquired their wealth the same way.

        It has been clarified by the Palace that he paid for this trip himself.

        I would take that to mean everything but the security.

      • Ennie says:

        And the security is going to be with him anyway, wherever he goes, particularly out of the country.

      • Aotearovian says:

        @Ennie and LAK: All salient points, to which I would add that he does actually have a job as well, in the British military (which, yes, yes, IS funded by the taxpayer, but it’s coin he earns fair and square – and pays income tax on).

  23. hugo says:

    I think they won’t make a big deal of this since he always had the reputation of a party boy, they are just lucky it wasn’t a gay orgy or the girl wasn’t black. Everyone knows they are racist as fuck.

  24. Hautie says:

    Harry does have his own cash… matter of fact, millions. He inherited the cash from his Mother.

    And to be honest. He should just walk away from that whole royal prince thing. He has enough charm to end up doing well on his own. He would do extremely well here in the US.

    I just see him being the person who takes most of the flak in the family for his shenanigans.

    This is a young man who decided to be a career solider. I have seen some truly heinous behavior from men who are career soldiers. And I am sorry these pictures are quite tame in comparison.

    The media and the harpy’s needs to move on and go back to harping about Kate’s eyeliner. 🙂

  25. tru tru says:

    he looked drunk as hell in the shots, hope his actions do not force him to become a husband before he is ready.

  26. Luise says:

    Big Deal. So what? He was just having fun. Harry is a decent guy who is not condescending or arrogant like his entitled sister-in-law. He is a very hardworking military officer(unlike his brother) who deserves to blow off some steam. It was just unfortunate that someone took those photos.

    The press should cut him some slack.

    • maemay says:

      Problem is he is a public figure who let groupies come into close contact with no thought of discretion, what if one of the randoms had a gun or a knife. Have fun but have some boundaries.

    • ya says:

      Right – a decent guy who uses racial slurs and dresses up in a Nazi costume for a party….

  27. geekychick says:

    So, Kaiser you don’t believe in Lainey’s take, I suppose? 😉 I think it may be that he wants Chelsy Davy and that he has had a few conversations about her with the protocol people and so on, but that this is just a result of pining? a strategy for love? yeah, sure. Right.
    I’m sorry, he’s born into this life on account that he has to represent his country and family, and he’s 28 or 29; “he’s just a lad” blabla is blatant sexism and stupidity. But hey, he’s not my Prince, so I don’t really care. If he were….I wouldn’t be a happy taxpayer.

  28. KellyinSeattle says:


  29. Dara says:

    I never thought of him as cute before but after seeing these pics I have a royal crush! Good for him for having some fun. That’s what Vegas is all about. It brings out the crazy in otherwise decent people. I know, I lived there for 13 years. I think it’s a shame the girl felt the need to take and share pics but otherwise Go Harry!!

  30. Bamster says:

    What is he like nine years old? That’s the way he’s treated. I personally find him hilarious and congenial, and of course easy on the eyes. Who cares if he has a bit of fun and the royalty gets their panties in a bunch? makes it funnier. It must suck to owe the monarchy your life just because you’re born into it.

  31. Cheesewhiz says:

    No..he’s the “Bad LAD”

  32. Marianne says:

    I realize the whole “isn’t he getting too old for these charades” thing….but it still sucks that he can’t party and be normal without having his face plastered on the news. I guess he was too drunk to make sure there were no phones allowed.

    Though now I can’t help speculating on whether there will be an illegitmate heir to arrive 9 months from now…

  33. says:

    Whatever. It’s not nearly as bad as the Nazi costume incident, IMO.

  34. Reece says:

    Is he getting too old for this? Yes.
    Is it all that bad? No. It’s Vegas. That’s what you do in Vegas.
    Yes I would say the same if it was Beatrice or Eugenie. They’re younger I would be less surprised by it.

  35. Feebee says:

    I think he might privately get his wrist smacked by Grandma. His grandfather will be chuckling away behind her back. Maybe he’ll be temporarily grounded bu we won’t know about it.

    Publicly I doubt there’ll be any fallout the photos appear to be more celebrated than condemned. No knickers in a knot…. has anyone checked Michael K’s condition, like deliriously walking into a photo place enquiring about enlargements for a wall mural.

    • NannaB says:

      Ha ha ha ha ha! Poor Michael K, indeed! He does love him some “hot Prince Ginge,” huh? Love CB and DListed.

  36. DB says:

    He’s rich. He could be much more discreet if he chose to be. He could be surrounded by women that would know how to be discreet as well if he chose.

    But perhaps he needs the “thrill” of potentially getting caught?

    Whatever the case, bad judgment and childish behavior such as this simply doesn’t look good for anybody, much less a Royal who has been trained to know better.

  37. Kelly says:

    It’s fair that he’s probably getting a little old for this, but it was Vegas and it was a private hotel room, not the middle of the casino or anything. He’s not the first dude (or the oldest) to get naked with ladies in a Vegas hotel room.

    Anyway, the really great part of this (for me) was William’s reaction: “He’s not impressed.” I’m just imagining William seeing the photos and noting that they weren’t impressive. “I’ve seen better. And they’re awfully blurry. I’m not impressed.”

    • Elizabeth says:

      The issue is not IMO that he was partying. It is that he was so indiscreet to get naked with total strangers who still had their cell phones (cameras). They write sitcoms with more intelligent characters than him that night.

  38. A says:

    I always find it kind of hilarious like people act like Chelsea isn’t good enough to be with Prince Harry, but Chelsea is a lawyer (not sure if she’s a barrister or solicitor in England) and seemingly has her life together. Meanwhile, Harry is in his late 20s and still keeps doing dumb shit like this. It’s funny, but I agree that he’s getting too old for this.

    • Jaded says:

      Chelsey took a lot of flack for not caring what she wears, smoking, partying, whatever but she’s a heck of a lot more mature than Harry. And that’s why she’s not with him, I’m sure she’d had it up to here with his antics, the paparazzi, the never-ending snide press commentary, and thought ‘f*ck it, I’m just going ahead with my life, my career’, and not get pulled into the media circus.

  39. Janet says:

    “Oooh, I see your hiney,
    skinny, white and shiny…”

    He’ll get laughed at for a while and then it will blow over and people will laugh at something else. If it had been one of the princesses the heavens would have fallen. But that’s the double-standard at work and nothing is ever going to change it.

    But really now, Harry is no kid any more and it’s time he started pulling up his big boy pants and acted like a grown-up. He’s past the years of youthful indiscretion and is just starting to look like a damn fool.

  40. skuddles says:

    Oh silly Harry, how I’d love to be a fly on the wall when granny gives him the “we do NOT put the royal knackers on display hrmffffffffffff” speech 😀

  41. sanna says:

    Can someone please explain why anyone would like him? Is it just the appeal of a rich manchild? Because he is almost 30 years old and doing stupid crap you do in college. He and Lochte should be BFFs forever.

    Not to mention he’s a bit racist too (yet you can have charities for African children and be racist at the same time)

  42. barb says:

    He’s just one of those guys that refuses to grow up and will probably be a playboy type until he’s 50, just having lots of sex and fun. Doesn’t seem to be a responsible type of guy.

  43. Jaded says:

    Everyone go on ‘Vegas Ginger Baby Watch’ in 9 months!!

  44. Tanya says:

    as I recall, Diana had had an affair way back…can’t remember his name. Anyways, when they did a side by side shot of him and Harry it was incredible how much they looked alike. Wonder why no one ever talks about that?…..

    • Tanya says:

      bingo..his name is James Hewitt…google under google images to check it out and see if you agree. the older harry gets, the more he looks like him.

      • LAK says:

        Look again.

        Whilst he primarily looks Spencer, those Mountbatten genes are getting stronger by the day, with a dash of windsor.

    • Jaded says:

      There’s been a ton of talk about it and it has been discredited. Diana didn’t meet him until Harry was 2. Harry looks identical to Diana’s father and brother, he has a lot of Spencer in him.

      • Tanya says:

        oh ok…. thought i was being so clever..the red hair on both men is so threw me off. 😉

  45. Pollyanna says:

    Lesson: if you are rich and/or famous ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS assume someone has a camera on you the moment you step outside the walls of your domicile.

  46. some bitch says:

    More proof that the British taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for the royals pointless, wasteful lifestyles. If people throughout Europe have to deal with austerity measures the royal family should be first in line for cutbacks.

  47. kristiner says:

    I’m surprised he doesn’t have at least one illegitimate child by now. In that one picture his jewels is probably pretty close to that girl’s promised land and he’s leaning over and pretty lined up. Hope he wasn’t erect because pre*** carries swimmers too Harry and that girl will be ready for a payday come May when the baby comes

  48. maemay says:

    Harry should of hired Big Bubba security and groupie control that the NBA Ballers used. Those Brits know nothing about controlling the groupies, things like checking ID…does Harry even know if the randoms where legal??!! heck they did’nt even have a cell phone check-in?

    Harry needs to take his @ss back to BuckHam, he is playing in the big leagues in Vegas.

  49. daisydoodle says:

    Stupid, yes, but is it any worse than telling your mistress that you wished you were her tampon?

  50. Elizabeth says:

    So Prince Harry is “an easy target”? Especially with his clothes off and groping naked girls he picked up in the bar! Duh! I like Harry but this is classically stupid of him. He should have at least had them hand over their cell phones when they came in or he should start partyng with classier chicks who don’t take pics and sell them to the tabloids! At 28 years old, he should be smarter.

  51. A says:

    HA! @Princess Henrietta 😀
    If it was Princess Henrietta she would be speared, by everyone and their mother.
    So unfair.
    That’s why I always try to give women, girls, us a break!

    Hence why I defended Kristen Stewart from sexism.
    Taylor Swift from ageism.
    And Halle Berry from sexism & racism.

  52. Anne de Vries says:

    Wow, and people were saying Chelsey Davy is too trashy for him…

  53. maemay says:

    Harry needs to talk to Derek Jeter who gives his groupies signed baseballs and a giftbasket…..all this could of been avoided had he had better parting gifts.

  54. Aurelia says:

    I think we are all forgetting Charles married a divorced catholic -cam and he is in the number 1 spot!

    Anyhoo, harry looks the spitting image of his paternal grandfather the Duke of Edinburugh. I read a bio of his and was shocked at a picture of the ducke when he was 13 years old. You basically could not tell he or harry apart. No weight at all in the james hewitt baby daddy theory.

    • LAK says:

      Camilla converted before marrying Charles.

      This law is ironclad unless Parliament and the other 16 realms repeal it.

  55. Lizzie says:

    A couple of people have said that Harry has received money from his mother, Diana, when in fact he does not receive it until he is 30. William recently received his share when he celebrated his 30th birthday.

    • LAK says:

      They each receive[d] income from Diana at 25yrs which is estimated at £250K annually and receive the bulk lump sum when they hit 30 which is what happened with William at his £10M

  56. Kate (newer one) says:

    Nobody in England who cares will mind, and most people won’t care. If he were married, a father, or a girl, then they would. As it is, people will wink, chuckle, and move on.

  57. A says:

    He needs to marry Chelsy!
    Please marry Chelsy!!

    I like the girl, she’s somewhat of a “rough” diamond and I mean that in a good way! She doesn’t have a stick up her arse (again,it’s a good thing!) She’s fun, like Harry 😛

  58. Rux says:

    Damn Prince G has got a banging body. Anyway, big deal. Like this type of thing does not happen all the time. So what if he is a Royal, he should be able to have fun too. Was he hurting anybody or commit a crime(s)? Let’s move on and thank the photographers for some great pics. Next “Scandal” please.

  59. flower says:

    On the whole the pictures are pretty tame, they could have been a lot worse. I’m thinking if there was a random woman with a camera-phone then there are likely to be other more explicit pictures of Harry, maybe these aren’t the only ones out there. More to come or possibly a bit of negotiation going on behind the scenes?

  60. erika says:

    the ‘He’s just a lad’ Syndrome lasts well into a british man’s 80s in Britian…trust me.

    “ahhh…he’s such a lad” is the excuse tired, worn out british women tell themselves when their ‘lads’ have fowled up again.

    pubbing n’ rugby – for life

  61. YourDaddy'sNewWife says:

    Call me when William is caught bear-hugging some Vegas groupies…now THAT would be exciting! Imagine Kate’s behavior….

  62. Jennifer12 says:

    Right, he’s just a lad and Kristen is an innocent child being victimized….. when are people in their 20s seen as children? No wonder we’re a world of people who don’t take responsibility for our own actions.

    • garvels says:

      With all do respect what did Harry do wrong besides being too trusting and not realizing that there are people in this world who would be more than happy to sell him out.

      His partying and flirt poolside with clothes on was typical behavior for both men and women.

      His having sex and prancing around naked flashing the private jewels in his “private” room with consenting adults is also not illegal or poor behavior unless you are a priest or nun. If Harry was Pippa,I would say the same thing.If,however,Harry was skinny dipping in the public pool,dry humping naked women..then I would say he crossed the line.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I have no issue with Harry’s actions, though they’re immature. He didn’t hurt anyone. I’m just pointing out that we kept acting like adults in their 20s are seen as “just lads” and innocents being taken advantage of- come on.

  63. Garvels says:

    I personally think the sexual games he plays in the privacy of his room, is his own business . We have no business judging the sex between consenting adults in a private room. He is only human and sex is part of being human.

    The real story is who took the pictures,were they taken without his knowledge and who coordinated the deal with TMZ. Did anyone think that the person may have hidden the camera? To me this is the real story and I hope we find out the rat who took the pictures.

    His behavior and partying and flirting with models is typical party boy behavior. This was his last hurrah before he went back on active duty…so for the most part..I think Harry was the victim of a scrupulous creep,who planned to benefit financially with their brief encounter with the Prince. I really hope the world finds out who sold Harry out.

    • maemay says:

      Harry has the right to behave however he wants but every action has a reaction. Can’t feel sorry for a guy partying with Vegas randoms!!!????….was he born yesterday? Do your stuff, party, but be SMART about it. I just can’t respect stupidity. All that is happening could be avoided with a little discretion.

  64. GoodCapon says:

    Facepalm moment. Harry, you idiot!

  65. Jilly Bean says:

    who ever sold those pics to the tabloids is a rotten person. Let him try to be a young fella having a laugh…

  66. Aubra says:

    I would put it on him REAL good!

  67. lisa2 says:

    What he did was STUPID. He is not like everyone else. And sad he can’t do what everyone else does.

    Hope he didn’t get someone knocked up. NOW that would be interesting. A baby before Will and Kate..

  68. Lushus L. says:

    Clothes make a man.

  69. molly says:

    Ummmm we have seen Williams penis and there is a picture of him with his pants pulled down where you see his ass in all of its glory. We didnt hear about those because the press wouldnt dare print anything like that, but people print pictures of Harry because it makes his brother and Waity look better.

  70. really? says:

    not too long ago he was crying about not being able to find “right girl” well the right girl certainly doesn’t want to hang out with drunken men who can’t seem to keep their private life private. This behavior would have been expected from nazi costume, racist harry but not from charity pushing, dutiful, soldier harry. I’m sorry but the whole “hes young” excuse isn’t cutting it anymore… dude needs to grow up

  71. LucyOriginal says:

    Call me shallow, but the picture i saw at tmtz website totally ruined for me.
    The hot ginger is no longer hot.

    I thought this story was funny, haha. Oh Harry!

  72. Marta says:

    But St James’s Palace sent legal letters to British newspapers urging editors not to use them, saying publication would constitute an unjustified intrusion into the Prince’s privacy

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  73. Here says:

    I just wanted to thank you for writing this article on Jewel. I liked reading it. Best wishes, Alexandra 🙂

  74. Tokunbo says:

    Come-on everyone, he’s just a young lad having some fun without any odd intentions.