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Five reasons we shouldn’t care about Prince Harry’s naked photos

- August 22nd, 2012
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Prince Harry out in London earlier this year. (Photo: Will Alexander/WENN.com)

I can’t get outraged over these photos of Prince Harry getting naked in a Vegas hotel during a game of strip pool.

It’s just not a big deal.

When I heard the news and saw the photos (and blogged about it), I laughed. While I’m sure the Queen was not impressed, I also wonder if his grandfather Prince Philip – known for his own off-the-cuff comments that have landed him in some hot water – was secretly thinking, “Attaboy, Harry,” after seeing the snaps.

While some people are up in arms over the photos – some saying they shouldn’t have to pay a dime for Harry to go to the U.S. and cavort with women, others saying he should be more respectful about his station in life as a member of the royal family – I say that, after a good laugh, we all need to just let it go.

Here’s why:

1. He’s young and single
While he’s been linked to a few different women, Prince Harry is a single 27-year-old man who likes to party. Naked ladies apparently like to party with him. What is wrong with that?

2. They were just having fun
He may be royalty, but he’s still allowed to have a little fun, even if it is naked fun. He’s a war veteran who is heading back to Afghanistan later this year – he deserves a little time to kick back and relax. As far as we know, everyone in that room was a consenting adult – and, really, what’s a little strip pool among friends?

3. This won’t hurt the royal family’s reputation
Let’s all be honest – Harry is the Playboy Prince. He’s known for his bad-boy antics and, frankly, if anyone is surprised by these photos, they must have never heard of Prince Harry. Sure, he’s been putting on a good show of being an excellent member of the royal family – a highly successful solo Diamond Jubilee tour, many appearances at the Olympics supporting athletes – but did anyone ever doubt the young man with the sly smile had given up his partying ways?

4. It’s harmless
Unless you’re deeply offended by the naked body, he’s not doing anything wrong here. Unlike in 2005 when he wore a Nazi uniform to a friend’s birthday party, which offended many people and for which he issued an apology, these photos are just of a young man having some harmless fun. He’s not hurting or offending anyone in these photos.

5. It’s none of our business
Someone in that room took those photos and sold them to TMZ. Whether it was a friend of Harry’s or one of the girls they met at the bar and invited up for the private party, it doesn’t matter. He was in a private suite on a private holiday – someone in that room clearly needs to be reminded that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas (even if you are Prince Harry).

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6 comments

  1. Dave-O | August 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    #1 Reason is because he’s just like his Dad James Hewitt.

  2. fatafr | August 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    It’s just too bad these so-called members of the human race monarchists done have to go out there in the world and get a real job. This “Dirty” Harry fellow goes off to Afghanistan and serves awhile like most politicians go somewhere for photo shoot. Now he’s prancing around Vegas and we’re supposed to be all worked up.
    My thoughts on this, again, is get rid of this monarchy so these people will move on into obscurity. Why do we, as a society, keep giving these cartoon characters more attention then they obviously deserve ??????????????
    They’re in the same league as Kim Kardashian. Need I say more ?????????????

  3. Laura V | August 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Of course we shouldn’t be upset…because any and all behaviour is acceptable today. There is no right and wrong any more….just having fun all the time–no consequences; no personal responsibility.

  4. J | August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    right on !

  5. CJ Farmer | August 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    If this is a sin,so be it but remember,let those who have not sinned,throw the first stone.For those who have adverse comments I would tell you to look back in your own life escapades and think??????

  6. Ron Cloutier | August 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Here’sa few more reasons to leave Harry alone.
    His father is in no position to chew him out after all his screw ups while still married .
    what he was up to is no different and alot less worse than the relationship his uncle Andrew had with porn star Koo Stark.
    and finaly if “dirty Harry” gets pushed enough, if I was he, I would really give them something to write about…………. like book a two week vacation at the Sunny Bum Nudist Resort !

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