Prince Harry Nude Photos: Rupert Murdoch Says “Give Him a Break”

Prince Harry
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After Rupert Murdoch's The Sun newspaper controversially published the nude photos of Prince Harry taken in Las Vegas, the media mogul is defending the 27-year-old royal's actions — and giving him some advice. 

"Prince Harry. Give him a break," Murdoch, 81, tweeted on Saturday. "He may be on the public payroll one way or another, but the public loves him, even to enjoy Las Vegas."

He added on Sunday, "Only lesson for Prince Harry: avoid playmates with cameras!"

Harry was photographed partying in the nude in a Las Vegas hotel room last weekend, and the photos hit the web via TMZ late Tuesday. British newspaper The Sun ignored a warning from the palace and a regulatory ruling on Friday morning by printing the photos on its front pages.

And Prince William's younger brother's royal scandal could get worse. "There's more out there," a source close to the situation told Us Weekly. "Stories which wont go down well with the Royal family. It could get worse." 

But a source also confirmed to Us that Harry will head back to the RAF Wattisham base to complete his duties as a helicopter pilot this Monday. "He will be reprimanded [by the army]. Officers should never bring the Service into disrepute, whether on or off duty," a senior military source told Us of Harry. "This display of social misbehavior has raised eyebrows."

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