The party’s over for notorious party boy Prince Harry, now that he is about to marry American actress Meghan Markle. When he does, it’ll close the royal book on a life filled with booze, drugs, women…and one infamous night of naked billiards in Las Vegas. Relive the Prince’s most shocking scandals in this RadarOnline.com gallery.
Who’s your daddy? That’s a question that has dogged Harry for years, ever since rumors began to spread that it’s not Prince Charles but rather James Hewitt, the man Princess Diana allegedly had an affair with.
At a friends’ costume party in 2005, Harry was pictured wearing a Nazi uniform. The photos circulated around the globe. It forced him to publicly beg for forgiveness, saying “I am very sorry if I caused any offence or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologize.”
In an army video taken in 2009, Harry was accused of racist remarks. First, he called a soldier with Pakistani ethnicity “our little pa*i friend, later in the video he playfully referred to the same soldier as a “r**head.” Once again, he was forced to issue an apology, saying his comments weren’t meant maliciously.
Harry got wet and wild in Croatia in 2011. As he was dancing on the edge of a round pool he appeared to lose his balance and decided to take the plunge in headfirst, his head missing the catwalk by mere inches.
The future possible King of England also did a fair amount of partying stateside. In 2009, while stationed at a military base in El Centro, Calif., Harry and some pals partied hard at a nearby San Diego nightclub.
The group ordered Absolut Vodka, Red Bull and beer, and enjoyed the views of downtown San Diego. By midnight, they moved to the rooftop’s pool deck and from a private cabana, watched a rugby match and celebrated until the early hours of the morning.
Perhaps the prince’s most famous faux pas came when photos of Harry playing “strip billiards” at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas surfaced in 2012.
The royal partied hard in Sin City, with attendees telling Radar his hotel suite was overrun with hookers, booze, and drugs.
“Things got pretty crazy in Prince Harry’s suite that night. Everyone was drinking, and drugs were also being used by some people,” an eyewitness told Radar.
“Some people were snorting cocaine… Some were already rolling on shrooms (hallucinogenic mushrooms) when they arrived at the party, and some were just high on weed.”
It caused a great deal of egg on the face of the Royal family, which unsuccessfully tried to ban their publication in the UK.
“He’s a young man with lots of testosterone but there is a balance and occasionally that balance slips,” Dai Davis, the former head of Royal Protection, said at the time.
A UK newspaper also reported that on that same night, Harry had a “drunken fumble” with blonde British bombshell Carrie Reichert.
“We kissed, he was naked at the time, and pretty open. It was a drunken fumble. It wasn’t romantic, just fun,” Reichert told The Mirror at the time.
As if the heavy drinking wasn’t enough, Harry also spent his teens getting high. And as Radar reported, the royal admitted to smoking marijuana when he was just 17. He was even sent to rehab for a day by his royal dad.
Fiancée Meghan isn’t the first Hollywood hottie Harry has had his eyes on. According to the shocking new biography, “Harry: Life, Loss, and Love,” the prince also tried to woo a variety of A-list actresses, from Scarlett Johansson to Cameron Diaz. He even apparently spent an entire evening chatting up Madonna!
Harry has had trouble staying loyal to the ladies in his life. Before Markle, the prince had a serious seven-year relationship with socialite Chelsy Davy, but when she was at her home in Africa, “he partied until dawn, chatting up girls and telling them he was single!”
He reportedly cheated on Davy by taking a waitress back to the royal residence Clarence House and was caught getting “too amorous” with a woman at a country estate. After learning about the encounters, Davy quickly kicked him to the curb.
But Harry isn’t alone in his scandals. As Radar revealed, Markle made eyes roll when a website uploaded a video earlier this year showing the future princess naked! Maybe the two are a perfect match after all. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.