By Alexis Tereszcuk – Radar Entertainment Editor
Prince Harry is in trouble! The third-in-line to the British throne has been caught up in a naked photo scandal in Sin City, and the palace is in crisis mode trying to figure out how to deal with the partying bad boy.
While on a wild party weekend in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel and Casino, Prince Harry played a raucous game of “strip pool,” and clearly didn’t play that well since he lost all of his clothes, before a fellow party-goer snapped the photos of his naked royal bum.
His well chiseled body was on display as he tried to cover up the royal jewels in one of the photos leaked on-line; another photo showed him buck naked bear hugging a girl from behind.
Prince Harry’s team at St. James Palace is “locked in meetings about how to best handle the scandal,” the Daily Mail reported.
A senior royal source told the publication that he was in a private hotel suite on vacation and had expected a “reasonable degree of privacy,” and that the hard partying Prince “has always been exuberant and it’s just the way he lets off steam.”
As a member of the British military he could potentially face a meeting with his supervisors, as the rules of conduct say that “social misbehavior” is not acceptable.
Prince Harry was accompanied on the trip by at least two Scotland Yard officers whose salaries are paid by British taxpayers.
Dai Davis, the former head of Royal Protection, told the Telegraph that Harry is a “lovely man,” but a “nightmare,” to control sometimes.
“We’re paying huge amounts of money for this young man to be followed everywhere he goes by security,” he said.
“He’s a young man with lots of testosterone but there is a balance and occasionally that balance slips.”
It has been a summer of royal scandal for the siblings of Prince William and Kate Middleton when her sister Pippa Middleton was photographed in Paris with a French aristocrat waving a gun at the photographers following them. It is illegal to own a gun in France but the man claimed it was a fake, but Pippa was clearly told to keep a low profile after the pictures were splashed around the world.
Queen Elizabeth is not expected to comment on her grandson’s shocking nude photos but this may be too much of a scandal even for the 86-year-old who has the reputation of having a wicked sense of humor.