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Prince Harry discusses Vegas pictures, how much he hates the media

- January 22nd, 2013

“It was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army and not enough prince. It’s a simple case of that. I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy that one should expect. At the end of the day, I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down.”

- Prince Harry on those infamous Vegas photos

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This photo taken Nov. 1 shows Prince Harry at a mission briefing at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, where he was serving as an Apache helicopter pilot/gunner. (PHOTO: John Stillwell/AFP)

Prince Harry has spoken out about those photos of him playing naked pool in Vegas last summer, telling media outlets he knows he embarrassed himself and his family, but printing the photos was an invasion of privacy by the press.

He said he didn’t think the way he was treated by the newspapers was “acceptable” after the celebrity gossip website TMZ posted the photos on their website. They got the photos from someone who was in the room with the prince at the time of the naked game of billiards.

He said he should have been able to expect some privacy.

True, dear Harry, and while I don’t really care that you were romping around naked with some ladies in your private hotel room on your private vacation, I do think you could have been more careful. Check cellphones and cameras at the door, for one.

For a guy who has been blasted by the tabloids before for his partying ways, you’d think he’d have learned a lesson or two about keeping himself off the front pages. It’s not the media’s fault you let your guard (and clothes) down and someone realized they could make a bit of cash selling those photos.

Harry spoke to the media while stationed at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan and continued to express his frustration with the press for not just himself, but also his brother and sister-in-law, who had to announce earlier than they planned that they are expecting a baby.

“I can’t wait to be an uncle. I think it’s very unfair that they were both forced to publicize it when they were, but that’s just the media for you. I just only hope that she and him, but mainly Catherine, hopefully that she gets the necessary protection to allow her as a mother-to-be to enjoy the privacy that that comes with,” he said.

He also told a TV producer who was in Afghanistan:  ”I never wanted you guys to be out here, but there was an agreement made to invite you out on the deal that the media didn’t speculate before my deployment. That’s the only reason you guys are out here.”

Harry has now completed his second tour in Afghanistan.

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6 comments

  1. linda | January 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    He should be allowed his privacy, true, however he and his family are paid handsomely and are in a way celebreties.

    For instances such as Vegas, he should never have put himself in that position and as others have spoken, cameras are everywhere. Nobody told him to do as he did.

    He put himself in the limelight.

  2. Lebowski | January 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    It’s telling that this poor guy goes back to Afghanistan for some peace and privacy.

  3. Peter Hudyman | January 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    um, he only likes the limelight when it shows him in a positive light? He got caught, suck it up princess…or abdicate and let the silliness of the royals fade into a pathetic chapter of human history…begone thy undeserving parasites!

  4. J | January 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

    “playing naked pool” – so that’s what he was doing with his “cuestick” eh ?

    We’re not all that stupid.

    If he hates the media then why is he currently bragging about killing Taliban ? Sounds like a cry for media attention to me.

  5. Will | January 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

    From all the negative responses here (esp. Peter & J) it doesn’t really seem as if the British monarchy are all too popular in Canada, are they?

  6. Sarah Mora | January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I am so sick and tired of hearing about how hard it is to be a royal. Like others have said…suck it up. You live in the lap of luxury. Harry got caught. Too bad so sad. He should look up to Wills.

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