Prince Harry's naked pictures confirmed by Clarence House

prince-harry-getty-3.jpgPhotographs have surfaced of Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, playing naked billiards in a "high rollers suite" in Las Vegas. Harry is joined in the pics by a female companion who maybe has on underwear in one (above) and definitely is also naked in the other (below).

Interestingly, Clarence House, the official spokesman for Prince Charles and his sons, has already commented, though the comments consist of confirming to the AFP that the images are genuine and then saying, "At this time we don't have a comment. We may do later."

It's a little surprising Clarence House commented at all. Prince Harry has had his reputation as a party boy for years, never crossing the line from lovable rapscallion, if you will. These pictures, wherein it isn't like he's naked and doing drugs, or having relations with a girl, probably just reinforce that image.

It will also be interesting to see if Clarence House releases a statement. And can you imagine the fallout if this was a scandal surrounding Pippa Middleton instead of Prince Harry? Do you think it would be a much bigger deal in that case?

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