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Harry gives Vegas a boost

- October 11th, 2012
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Prince Harry at the Paralympics in September. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/AFP)

There have been stories over the past year or so about how Vegas isn’t seeing the tourist numbers it once did.

Well, thanks to Prince Harry, Sin City is getting a bit more attention.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Thursday the naked photos of Prince Harry helped generate as much as $23 million for the city’s economy.

“God bless Prince Harry. He made us a bunch of money,”  LVCVA board chairman Tom Collins told TMZ.

As well, TMZ says more than 154 million people around the world have seen the infamous photos – taken while Harry was on a personal holiday in Vegas. The saucy snaps were taken in his private room during a party with his friends and some girls they invited up to the room. It’s never been revealed who sold the photos to TMZ in the first place.

Harry is currently on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Mirror reports the prince helped destroy Taliban targets using an Apache helicopter – a role he would have trained for when he was in the U.S. earlier this year. The report says he has taken part in “multiple engagements” since arriving in Afghanistan.

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1 comment

  1. J | October 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

    hehehe “multiple engagements” – I bet he has…

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