Tuesday wasn't exactly an awesome day to be Prince Harry.
In Los Angeles that afternoon, the British royal, 27, was among the millions worldwide who discovered shocking online snapshots in which he partied, nude, in a Las Vegas hotel suite.
In just-released new photos taken hours after Harry discovered TMZ's in-the-buzz photos, the fun-loving Prince wears a rumpled blue shirt, a panama hat and shades -- and an understandably sheepish, somber expression.
One snapshot reveals Harry cautiously checking out his phone; in another, he leans back and bites his lip forlornly as a friend looks on.
By Thursday, Harry was back at home in his native England -- at the royal family's Balmoral Castle estate in the countryside, to be exact, where he'll face the stern countenances of grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and his father, Prince Charles. (Prince William and Kate Middleton are sitting this confrontation out, and are at their home in Anglesey, Wales.)
"He'll have to face up to family," an insider told Us of Harry, who will also likely be "reprimanded" by the army, according to a military source.