Prince Harry to see father to talk nude caper
Posted August 25, 2012
Now it's getting creepy: Prince Harry has gotten a porn offer.
Harry is set to meet with his exasperated father, Prince Charles, for a heart-to-heart this weekend about his naked romp in a Las Vegas hotel last week, according to British media reports.
Sin City, perturbed that its reputation as a confidential bacchanal spot has been damaged, took out a full-page ad in USA TODAY on Friday criticizing those who exploited Harry by selling pictures of him naked. "For shame!" the ad shouted. "We deplore you."
But it won't be much help to Harry as he prepares to meet his father. The Daily Mail, citing its royal sources, reports that Harry will not be taken to the woodshed for a "dressing down," but that the Dad wants to talk "father to son." Maybe ask the question, "What were you thinking?"
Meanwhile, TMZ, the U.S. gossip website that helped lay Harry bare before the world by publishing the cellphone snaps, is reporting today that a California porn purveyor offered Harry $10 million to appear in an adult film. Only that's not how TMZ put it.
The website says porn mogul Steve Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment made the offer for Harry to star in The Trouble with Harry in a letter to palace officials in London, which TMZ quoted. Gee, wonder where they got that?
The palace pooh-bahs, already fuming because The Sun tabloid published the photos Friday in defiance of the royal family, is certain to ignore the letter, assuming it's real.
But it's another sleazy tidbit to keep Harry's nude follies alive in the U.K. media, along with the increasingly peevish debate there over free-press rights. Although battered by the celebrity phone-hacking scandal, the Harry hullabaloo has some in the British media questioning why they should capitulate to royal pressure to control their image.
Harry is said to be "stunned" by his sudden fall from grace as he prepares for the summit with his "frustrated" father, who is on holiday in Scotland, according to The Mail. After all the hard work this year to improve Harry's image as a maturing prince, one drunken night of strip pool with cellphones in Vegas has threatened to upend it all.
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