Prince Harry: Vegas incident was ‘me being too much army & not enough prince’


I’m not one of those people who believe that if Prince Harry didn’t have a title, no one would think he’s attractive. He’s totally attractive. His handsomeness is even better because he grew into it – he was a rather awkward-looking youth, in my opinion. But in his 20s, his face filled out, he found a haircut that worked and everything sort of came together and suddenly he got really hot. And to me, this extreme close up of Harry’s face for the Man of the World cover just proves my point: he is empirically attractive. Anyway, while Harry didn’t actually pose for a Man of the World photoshoot, he did give the magazine an interview:

His infamous trip to Las Vegas in August 2012: “It was probably a classic case of me being too much army and not enough prince. It’s a simple case of that.”

Devoting his energy to Walking With the Wounded: “To see young lads—much younger than me—wrapped in plastic and missing limbs with hundreds of tubes coming out of them was something I never prepared myself for.”

His second tour in Afghanistan: “I saw some horrendous things. The tragic injuries and deaths of local people from roadside bombs, some of whom were children; coalition forces lying on the battlefield.”

A confidant of the prince’s also said: “Supporting wounded servicemen and women has become one of the defining aspects of Prince Harry’s professional life over the past few years. He has a genuine compassion and understanding of the issues at hand, drawn from his own very personal experiences.”

[From E! News]

“Too much army and not enough prince”…? As in, Army guys are allowed to have naked cavorts with ladies in a Las Vegas hotel room, but princes aren’t allowed to? Doubtful. Princes are “allowed” to do whatever they want – the issue for Harry was never that he misbehaved or partied too hard in Vegas. The issue was that he got caught, that he was too drunk or whatever to not insulate himself properly from criticism. The issue was that there was photo evidence of his misbehavior and THAT is what is frowned upon in his family.

As for everything else… I love his work with wounded warriors and the Warrior Games and all of that. It’s a great cause for him and you can just see his commitment.


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  1. I think Prince Harry is averagely attractive (if I just saw his face, and didn’t know anything about him)–just like his mom. But what makes him insanely hot/sexy to me is just how much FUN he is. And how much joy he gets out of life. And how he seems to enjoy doing his charity work. He’s one of those people, I think, that make everyone else around him happier.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:


      • Carolyn says:

        I’ve been amazed over the last few years how much Harry looks like Charles.

        Chuck ain’t handsome but he is devilishly sexy … the old dog 😉

      • someonestolemyname says:

        He looks hot to me.
        I also find Damien Lewis *Homeland actor Superhot. Something about those gingers I find hot.

        Harry looks like this model I use to date in NY in the 90’s, same face. The guy use to get work galore all over the world. Fashion people loved his look.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I have a fatal weakness for gingers myself – and Damian Lewis IS superhot!

      • What? says:

        For me he is very attractive but it’s the husky purr of his VOICE and his plummy accent that make me want to rub myself all over him!

    • Jessica says:

      Agree. He’s attractive, but he’s not super handsome or anything. If he was as dull as his brother no one would be gushing about how insanely hot he is.

      • wow says:

        I agree. Attractive, but not with model good looks. And that’s perfectly fine. It just goes to show that looks matter but you still need to have something more…like a personality, humor, caring nature, to set it off as a full package.

        That Cumberbach guy that so many on this site falls into that category to me. I imagine there has to be something more to him to have all of these fans go nuts for him.

    • He always just seems so…content. No matter where he is.

    • Esmom says:

      I was going to say the same thing — I don’t think he’s classically handsome at all. (Side note, I don’t get how people think he’s not Charles’s son, his eyes/nose are the spitting image of Charles.) But he has a charisma that’s really attractive. Although I am a sucker for those rosy/blushy cheeks! William has them too.

    • RussianBlue says:

      Yes!!! Spot on. Personality does SO MUCH for attractiveness. I’ve never been the type to crush on random models or celebs, because you have no idea if they are weirdos or d bags. But with Henry or someone we know (or are given a storyline for), I can have my little crush 🙂

    • Christin says:

      It really is his personality that gives him attractiveness.

      Years ago, William was considered the one with looks. Goes to show how time (and personality shining through) can change perceptions.

      • Kiki04 says:

        Agreed. Could you imagine if William was the younger son? He wouldn’t have a chance in heck finding someone with his boring personality (I can guarantee Waity wouldn’t have dug in her claws as long as she did for a bore like him as a younger son……)

      • wow says:

        Yes! Absolutely!

      • tc says:

        Personality and hair loss.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Well said. He looks like a hell of a lotta fun to me!

    • India Andrews says:

      I think he would be fun on a Friday night but in a partner, I look for someone who parties a little less and would like to be home with his family a lot more. I think Harry would feel stifled. So, Harry would be like a lot of my friends in college, in the “I like to party but not live with you full-time” category.

    • may23 says:

      That’s so true!
      While William, it seems, makes everyone around him less fun, more dull and definitely older looking.

    • anne_000 says:

      Yup. It’s his personality that puts him over that edge.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Nah, it’s those loins. Somehow they are just perfectly proportioned. Great hips.

    • MtnRunner says:

      This I avow. His happiness is so magnetic.

  2. Messenger says:

    we can all take a page from the princes harry and william when it comes to giving something back. the fact that it is built into their public lives does not negate their contribution. at least their good works ring true, i.e noblesse oblige, i am certain that many “celebrities” and over the top wealthy movie stars. and they know who they are, talk a good game but rarely if ever part with their ill gotten gains. the one percent disgusts me. Princess Diana would be proud of her sons (and grandson!). i am sure she is never far from their thoughts and hearts.

  3. Belle Epoch says:

    He’s looking more like his father. I don’t buy the rumor that his father is that red headed guy.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes, his close-set eyes and pink flushed cheeks are so Charles. Except that on Harry it all becomes an equation for utter hotness. Wholesome hotness, yeah (and my taste runs more to the slightly unwholesome sort of hotness), but real and true hotness nonetheless.

    • Esmom says:

      I just said the same thing above. I think people saw the ginger hair and leaped to that conclusion. But it seems obvious that Harry’s face is almost all Charles.

      • LadySlippers says:


        I think he’s more Philip than Charles. And still has a good dose of Spencer too.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – at one time he looked a bit like that other guy, but more and more he looks like Charles. William looks more and more like him as he ages too.

      • LAK says:

        The creepy thing here, which sort of explains the momentary passing resemblance is that Hewitt sort of resembled Diana’s own father as a young man.

        I saw his wedding photo from his marriage to Diana’s mother and did a double take.

        The fact that Harry looked so Spencerish as a young man before the Windsor/Mountbatten took over is why so many people had doubts.

      • someonestolemyname says:

        When I first saw Hewitt in magazines ages ago, I always use to think Hewitt looked a bit like a Red haired Pr. Charles.

      • Christin says:

        Hewitt looked like an extra family member. Plus he had the hair color. I think that is why so many assumed it might be true.

      • L says:

        @LAK Of course I had to go google a picture of a young John Spencer to compare. You weren’t kidding-Hewitt did resemble him slightly as a young man.

      • LadySlippers says:


        *shakes fist*

        Damn you! I now can’t unsee The Cad looking like Johnnie — and I blame YOU for that*. 😉

        I never thought Harry looked like The Cad — too many unsimilar features.

        * Finally got that off my chest. It’s been brewing for months…. Hehe

    • HappyMom says:

      I also see a lot of Prince Philip in him. He’s definitely a Mountbatten-Windsor.

  4. Loopy says:

    I think he is really hot, i truly hope he won’t get the balding the other males in the family have, then he would look weird.

    • joe spider says:

      He is already going thin.

      • Loopy says:

        Not too much, at least he is thirty and still has a full head of hair wasn’t William close to thirty when he was going bald.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Nevertheless, loopy, his hair will be making its own sweet exodus to the Forgotten Land of Princely Hair in, oh, say another four or five years, tops, to join its royal brethren.

      • someonestolemyname says:

        Harry’s hair will be more like Charles where it always looks like he has hair. Charles in his 60’s and his hair is now holding up just fine, even with his bald patch in back.
        Harry won’t go completely bald like William on top, he’ll still have a lot on top like Charles does. IMO

        Harry looks great. He looks healthy and young.

        The problem is William just looks old, worn and drawn, he doesn’t look like a young man with vitality.

  5. Sixer says:

    I think you are suffering from a deficit of understanding of the reputation of British squaddies, Kaiser! Too much army and not enough prince makes perfect sense to me!

    • Pneuma says:


    • razalar says:


      Think it might be a British “lad culture” thing? It’s quite a common perception of the army here. Both squaddies (traditionally seen as working class “lads”) and officers (traditionally upper class “lads”).

      • LadySlippers says:


        I honestly think it’s true of all the armed forces as Americans have it too. In spades! Lol

      • Andrea says:

        I used to live near a marine base in the states (NC) and you could see TONS of marines in every bar in my city every Friday and Saturday night. They were looking for fights, drinking heavily, and looking for a girlfriend/lay. I knew many women who ended up with boyfriends/husbands because of this. Sadly, most of these boyfriends/husbands had PTSD/anger issues and were physically and/or verbally abusive. It turned me off to military men as a whole. I would make an exception for Harry though. 😉

    • Azurea says:

      It doesn’t say much for the morals of military men. But then, “boys will be boys” is kind of the unofficial motto of any military since time immemorial, isn’t it?

      • LadySlippers says:


        I think high stress jobs create an atmosphere of high flying down-time. The Japanese (like the armed forces) also work hard, play hard.

      • Tessy says:

        @Azurea that is true about high stress jobs. I was a paramedic and used to party too much too along with everyone else on my platoon. There was no critical incidence stress help back in the day, you had to just suck it up and that is how everyone coped. I hope that part is better now at least. But I won’t shade anyone for letting off steam in those circumstances.

    • LadySlippers says:


      Yup. I was coming to say the same thing. And this ‘article’ is just a regurgitation of old quotes, I don’t think this is new at all.

      Hey, go look at Tom Sykes new article about Harry. He has some good points about the Army transferring Harry for ‘Harry’s development’. Basically he calls BS on the DM article we chatted about a few days ago…

      • Sixer says:

        I will look it up!

      • LadySlippers says:


        I’ll be interested to hear your opinion. 😊

      • Sixer says:

        I’m inclined to think that being located in London for his desk job stint probably did give him more partying time but y’know. Just because 9-5s give you more time to party than active service or exercises do. It’s the nature of the beast. And there is no way he’s been sent for further training because of partying. If it was *that* bad, he’d be leaving the army.

      • LadySlippers says:


        I like Sykes’ take on things. He seems to actually think things through and often doesn’t go with the herd. I’m a big fan of that.

        As for Harry, I think being single compunds the problem. I do think he’s lonely and has cultivated friends that party rather than do other things that might divert his energy productively. But many of his pals are getting married which means less time with them and more time…by himself. Not good for a guy that’s sounds kinda like Bertie (Edward VII) — needing to be entertained 24/7 because of a low boredom threshold.

  6. COSquared says:

    Uh… I don’t think they interviewed him. I swear he’s said those things before. This is an amalgam of a number of interviews IMO.

  7. LAK says:

    1. That quote ie ‘more army and less prince’ is from the documentary/interview/video that was made during his 2nd stint in Afghanistan. It’s on the British Army website and youtube if you want to see entire thing.

    2. All the quotes are from many other interviews that he has given in the past few years. The quote around the injured soldiers is from the essay he wrote for the telegraph on the eve of The Invictus games.

    3. ‘More army and less Prince’ is the perfect summation of the Vegas situation minus cameras. We expect Princes to have higher standard of behaviour whereas army guys on the lash are legend. only worth a mention because it was Harry. Otherwise eyeroll.

    • Sixer says:

      Ho ho ho. You said “on the lash”! I love that phrase – and so do all squaddies!

    • notasugarhere says:

      The Prince Harry Naked Army support meme shows what some military thought of it. Add in all the UK citizens who filed complaints on his behalf.

      • LadySlippers says:


        It wasn’t just the British armed forces that rallied around Harry. The American, Australian, and Canadian armed forces also posted pics in support of him — that was pretty awesome. 😊

    • scout says:

      I agree. Hope he matures asap to be a wiser Prince, he is a good man with a good heart.

    • megs283 says:

      argh, I HATE when publications mislead people on interviews! It’s so deceptive. Thanks for pulling this all together!

      ETA: I’m criticizing MotW, not celebitchy

      • LadySlippers says:


        This actually happens more often than what people realise.

        Another example is Harry’s few dates with Camillia Turlow. He went out with her a few times over the summer (July 2014) — sites were rehashing that as late as a few weeks ago (mid-Nov). Same was true while he dated Cressida (and Chelsy); sites and tabloids would rehash and reuse whatever meagre info they had — sometimes over several months. They will even reuse storylines from other relationships or other people and cut and paste names leaving most of the details intact. Harry’s been a ‘playboy prince’ since he was *three* years old. Why? It’s a familiar story that people can buy into.

        It’s not just isolated to the Royals either. Since on CB and other sites, I’ve come to see how prevelant it is. 😢

    • LadySlippers says:


      Yup. It seems the press does this a lot — reuse old quotes. *yawn* Is it that hard to actually interview the person again??? Must be. Pretty lame.

    • FLORC says:

      TY LAK
      I thought that sounded familiar.

      And I can see how people would that that quote out of context and make it sound like Harry is attacking them. Shame.

      Harry can get awa with a lot because he does work so hard and invest so much of himself in his charity work while still being dedicated to his military career. Diana called it. Harry had the better temperment for royalty.

  8. Hautie says:

    Until the day I die… this will be my favorite picture of Harry.

    He has charm. Lots of it. And that is what helps make him so appealing. Oh and those white polo pants.

    I get giddy every time there is a set of pictures from those UK polo events, to look through. Just oodles of images of hot men wearing the hell out of those white pants.

    Speaking of a hot man in polo pants… this is perfection in polo pants.

    • LadySlippers says:


      I love the cover pic of Harry. But Harry on a polo pony all sweaty comes in a close 2nd…


    • FLORC says:

      Any photo with Harry kneeling to a child, and hugging them while shedding a tear or with a puppy makes my heart melt. He always comes across as so invested in improving their lives. And when the event is over you always see a short time later he’s following through on actions to improve their lives.

  9. Talie says:

    I always thought that William had a better face… even now. If he had more hair, he’d still be considered the better looking one.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      Yuck, I don’t find William attractive at all anymore. His face is too thin, his nose too long and he’s all weird angles.
      He just doesn’t do it for me. William is in his early 30’s and looks closer to 40.

      Harry definitely stole William’s thunder in the looks game. William was only cute for a very short time anyway, now looking back.

      • bluhare says:

        I can actually see Diana’s face in William’s sometimes. But I think Harry has more of her empathetic side.

      • FLORC says:

        Here and there i’ll catch a few features of Diana’s face in Williams.
        I still don’t thin William is attractive. Not since maybe 22.

        Harry has Diana’s empathetic side for sure. And while I think he’s amazingly hot when interacting and less so in frame he’s hot here. Rugged type of hot.

      • someonestolemyname says:

        I agree FLORC.

  10. embee says:

    Harry is hot. When they were young, William was the better looking. Now William looks like a horse not so foxy. Harry became better looking as an adult. A fun nice guy that does lots to help others. Looks good doing it

  11. teatimeiscoming says:

    I think we can all agree that he’s 100% better than Will. At everything.

  12. Courtney says:

    Prince or not, he’d catch my eye.

    • LadySlippers says:


      According to more than one woman that’s met him — he’s even better looking in person. Yikes! 😜

      • Penelope says:

        Wow, thanks for posting that link. There are some wonderful–and poignant–pictures there.

        Who knew that the awkward-looking kid would grow up to be such a confident, funny, sweet, sexy man? Love Harry!

      • Stephanie says:

        He always looks so engaged when talking to people at his… um events? Commitments? He manages to always look interested and seems to be able to put his hosts and guides at ease. When Will is photoed it always looks like the ppl are flustered…very star struck. Maybe it’s the difference btw meeting the heir vs the spare.

      • LadySlippers says:


        I think it’s more due to personality than anything else. William is supposed to have Charles’ personality (nice but a tad dry and boring) whereas Harry has Diana’s (more volitile and emotional). And that comes complete with the ‘Diana magic’. It’s the ‘magic’, among other things, that separates the two princes.

      • FLORC says:

        I haven’t seen Harry acting volatile. I think he got the best of both parents.
        The charisma, sense of duty, respect of position.
        And Charles imo has a great personality. The weather report, notes with the late Joan Rivers, how he handles the press with a joke or 2.

        William has more often demonstrated the volatile and dry behavior.

        And Diana did see the diference as the boys were developing their personalities. This is less of Heir and spare and more 2 brothers with unique personalities.

      • LadySlippers says:


        The volatility shows itself with his erratic and short-sighted decisions.


        I forgot to say — you’re welcome. 😊

      • Lisa Danielle says:

        Re: Harry getting his parents’ characteristics, there was one story about Harry in Afghanistan trying to get his coworkers (teammates?) to only use one plastic spoon a day. It stuck with me because that sort of offbeat environmentalism was SO “Charles” to me.

      • Stephanie says:

        Look for the video of him trying to attack a photographer outside of a bar. I think he was a teenager then. It shows his volatility and how strong his emotions are. He doesn’t come off as a ragey jerk either.

      • Courtney says:

        Thanks for the link LadySlippers! (Fans self)

  13. kri says:

    LMAO. Not enough prince! I love him. That was hilarious. I also think he is smoking hot. Oh, yes.

  14. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    He is so hot! It would be so nice to him with a woman who is a really good person and committed to causes.