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Prince Harry nude photos: A reminder we're all in the public eye

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(Read caption) Prince Harry is the subject of nude photos that recently surfaced online: reminding adults and kids, alike, that what happens in Vegas – especially in front of a cell phone camera – can stay in the public eye.

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Ah, Prince Harry.  Providing yet another teachable moment for partygoing teens and 20-somethings everywhere.

In case you have not seen this news yet, the royal goods are making their way around the Internet today after a partygoer leaked photos from a recent, um, gathering in the Prince of Wales’s VIP hotel suite in Las Vegas. The shots show a naked Prince Harry cavorting with an equally disrobed young woman. Celebrity news reports say that the prince’s gang met a group of women at the casino bar and invited them all up for a game of strip pool.

Lesson 1: Strip billiards with strangers, not a great idea.

Lesson 2: Strip billiards with strangers with cameras or smart phones, even worse idea.

This is hardly the first time that Harry has been caught in the public eye doing something the rest of us might find embarrassing. (Remember that Nazi Halloween costume?) It’s also far from the first time a celebrity has suffered at the hands of uncontrolled party photos. (Think Miley Cyrus and Michael Phelps with their respective bongs.) 

But every time these celebrity flaps happen, it should make all the rest of us remember that these days, with Facebook and cell phone cameras and texting, what happens in Vegas is just not going to stay there.


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