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Prince Harry's tour of Australia in doubt
Aug 28, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince Harry's Royal tour of Australia is in doubt after his Las Vegas pool party antics.
The 27-year-old Royal - photographed naked while playing strip billiards during a break in the US gambling capital - was in the frame for a six-week trip down under, but will now have meetings with his father, Prince Charles, and The Queen to discuss whether it's appropriate.
A Royal source said: 'Harry is being primed for enormously important Royal engagements.
'There have been discussions about him taking on a tour of Australia. Talks are ongoing as to whether this is appropriate.'
Harry has already taken on several royal engagements on behalf of The Queen - who has said she wants to cut back her long-haul visits - including representing her at the Olympic closing ceremony.
Meanwhile, thousands of soldiers have joined a Facebook group called 'Support Prince Harry With A Naked Salute' to back the Prince - who is an Apache helicopter pilot in the army - over the infamous photos showing his naked antics.
In one picture two soldiers are pictured copying Harry's Las Vegas pose, but covering their manhood with guns rather than their hands.
Another photo shows three soldiers with Union Jacks superimposed over their naked bottoms.
They are among 8,000 who have rallied behind the Prince and joined the campaign.
Founder of the group, Jordan Wylie, told The Sun newspaper: 'It was outrageous Harry was criticised for his antics in Las Vegas because he is just one of the lads. He might be a Royal but he is also a hardworking Apache helicopter pilot and he wants to have fun.'
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