Thursday August 23, 2012
By Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday August 23, 2012
Prince Harry’s latest on-camera escapade
Prince Harry has been caught on camera doing something embarrassing — again.
Celebrity gossip website TMZ on Tuesday posted photos of the 27-year-old royal cavorting nude with an unidentified woman in a VIP suite in Las Vegas. It’s hardly the first time the prince — who allegedly disrobed as part of a game of strip pool — has been filmed misbehaving. The third-in-line to the throne was famously photographed wearing a Nazi uniform for a costume party, and in another photo-gaffe he was seen cupping the breast of a female TV presenter. Some would argue footage in which he was heard to utter a racial slur while teasing a fellow army cadet from Pakistan was more serious.
If the reaction of Britons to Harry’s Las Vegas adventure was anything to go by, the nude photos will do little to tarnish his generally positive, party-prince image. The Associated Press asked an assortment of royal watchers and British subjects about what they thought about the prince’s naked romp.
The blurry, low-resolution photographs appear to have been snapped from inside a hotel suite, and it isn’t clear that the prince was aware that they were being taken.
That could be a violation of the royal’s privacy. It might also explain why Britain’s scandal-hungry tabloids – normally avid consumers of titillating photos – were steering clear of the images. Shirley Ashard, a caregiver, said the only outrage she could muster was against the photographer.
“That’s out of order,” she said. “How would you like it if someone took pictures of you in your hotel room?” (Source: CTV News)