Facebook users salute nude Prince Harry

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This is a Saturday March 10, 2012 file photo of Britain’s Prince Harry, smiles after playing rugby at Flamengo’s beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photographs of a naked Prince Harry in a Las Vegas hotel room have popped up online. A celebrity gossip site published two pictures of the 27-year-old royal cavorting with what they called a mystery woman in a VIP suite. Prince Harry’s office confirmed Wednesday Aug. 22. 2012 that the photos were of the prince but declined to make any further comment. AP/Felipe Dana

LONDON—Whatever the royal family may think of his exploits in Las Vegas, many Britons can barely hide their support for Prince Harry, posting naked pictures of themselves online in tribute.

A Facebook group entitled “Support Prince Harry with a naked salute!” — featuring people posing in various states of undress saluting the third-in-line to the throne — has won 13,000 members and is still growing.

The group sprang up after Harry, 27, was photographed naked with a mystery woman during a game of “strip billiards” in a Las Vegas hotel suite.

The images, first published on a US website last Wednesday, rapidly went viral and caused a furore in Britain.

But supporters have posted a flood of images of themselves saluting while in various states of undress — often with strategically placed props including Union Jack flags, backpacks and teddy bears.

The Sun newspaper published photographs on Tuesday of what it said were British soldiers serving in Afghanistan, posing naked and saluting Prince Harry.

Harry, an army officer and a trained Apache helicopter pilot, served in Afghanistan for ten weeks himself but was pulled out in February 2008 after a media blackout broke down.

The Sun is the only British newspaper to have published the nude snaps of Harry, in defiance of orders from the royal family to respect the prince’s privacy and restrain from printing them.

The online show of support for Harry came as it was announced that he will be the patron of a charity race to the South Pole between three teams of wounded servicemen from around the world.

Harry, who last year joined a group of injured soldiers as they trekked to the North Pole, is supporting the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013.

Troops from Britain, the US and the Commonwealth who suffered physical or cognitive injuries while serving will take part in the four-week expedition next year.

Royal officials said it was “far too early” to tell whether Harry would join the group for the gruelling trek.

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  • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

    who cares about the 13,000 nudist ! with a world population of  6,973,738,433 it’s easy to gather 13,000 attention whores to support a silly cause and quench their thirst for media mileage.

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Can you match 13,000 against 13,000,000? are you dreaming? maybe those guys have loose morals or they just got nothing to do in their life. Their very own people are taxed just to maintain this monarchy.

  • execute

    wft is wrong wd that?..

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

       nothing wrong if you can do the same, DO IT NOW!!!

  • http://www.naturistmingle.com/ Csara

    Poor Harry! Nothing wrong with being nude! as long as you can handel it! naturistmingle.c0m offers a friendly and confidential environment for nudists to look for friendships, relationships, and resources concerning the nudist lifestyle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000728717766 Carmi Oida

    To me, what Prince Harry did is something to take lightly, at least, we now know that Royalties also know how to have fun, and at their own expense.

    • Guest

       At their own expense? You don’t really know the Royal system in Europe.

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