Royal Baby Watch

Prince Harry's Nude Photo Scandal: His 5 Most Outrageous Moments

Celebrity News Aug. 22, 2012 AT 3:30PM
Prince Harry on July 18, 2012 in London. Prince Harry on July 18, 2012 in London. Credit: Startraksphoto.com

Royal rebel without a cause?

Prince Harry may be third in line for England's throne, but that's never stopped him from doing -- well, whatever he feels like doing. Not surprisingly, this devil-may-care attitude has landed him in hot water, time and time again.

In the wake of his latest misstep -- racy, totally nude photos from a strip pool game in Las Vegas the weekend of August 19 -- take a look back at the raucous, 27-year-old royal's most outrageous moments over the years.

PHOTOS: Nude photo scandals

1. Scared Straight

Prince Harry at 16.
Prince Harry at 16.
Credit: SNOWDON/Camera Press

After he copped to smoking marijuana and drinking, his disappointed dad, Prince Charles, sent the then-sixteen-year-old to the Featherstone Lodge Rehabilitation Centre in south London for a day in January 2002.

2. Nightclub Scuffle

Prince Harry outside of Pangaea nightclub on October 20, 2004 in London.
Prince Harry outside of Pangaea nightclub on October 20, 2004 in London.
Credit: David Abiaw/Rex Features

Photographers swarmed as the redhead made his way out of a London nightclub at 3 a.m. in October 2004. After a camera accidentally hit him in the face, an enraged Harry went after one of the men surrounding him, bruising the unfortunate papparazzo's lip in the process. "In pushing the camera away, we understand that the photographer incurred a cut lip," a Clarence House spokesperson explained in a statement about the incident.

3. Not-So-Funny Costume

Prince Harry wearing a red and black swastika armband and an army shirt with Nazi regalia at a friend's party on January 8, 2005.
Prince Harry wearing a red and black swastika armband and an army shirt with Nazi regalia at a friend's party on January 8, 2005.
Credit: Landov

Prince William's younger brother donned a swastika armband for a pal's 2005 "Colonial and Native"-themed costume party in West Littleton, Wilts. After photos of his outfit emerged, people around the world were appalled by the prince's highly offensive garb. In an attempt to appease the public, the palace issued an apology on Harry's behalf. "Prince Harry has apologized for any offense or embarrassment he has caused," a Clarence House spokesperson said in a statement. "He realizes it was a poor choice of costume." (The Sun, who printed the pics of Harry on its front page, reported that Prince William, now 30, had attended the same party, opting for a much tamer costume -- he dressed as a lion.)

PHOTOS: How Harry and Will have grown up

4. Two Left Feet

Prince Harry at Veneranda nightclub on the island of Hvar, Croatia on August 27, 2011.
Prince Harry at Veneranda nightclub on the island of Hvar, Croatia on August 27, 2011.
Credit: CROPIX/SIPA USA

During a wild night out in Croatia in August 2011, Harry got a little carried away as he used a pool's stone ledge as his own personal dancefloor -- and fell in. After he hit the water, Harry brushed it off and kept on groovin'.

5. What Happens in Vegas . . .

Prince Harry on March 3, 2012 in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize.
Prince Harry on March 3, 2012 in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize.
Credit: Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty

Doesn't always stay there. Harry learned this the hard way after a booze-fueled Las Vegas weekend Aug. 19 and 20, during which he was photographed, totally in the buff, after a rousing match of strip pool. "This is a mess," a source close to the Prince tells Us Weekly of the TMZ photos. "This was not the type of fun he was supposed to be having. He's in trouble." On Wednesday, a senior military source also noted that the helicopter pilot would be "reprimanded" by the army; big brother William was "not impressed" upon learning of the news, a royal insider adds.

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT