An anonymous source who was allegedly present for Prince Harry's infamous romp in Las Vegas is now claiming that the party was fueled by drugs and alcohol, RadarOnline reported Wednesday.
The prince, who turns 28 next month, made worldwide headlines when photos surfaced of him, nude, engaging in a rowdy game of strip billiards at the Wynn Las Vegas, and hugging another naked female guest. The palace has so far tried to shrug off the scandal, forbidding British tabloids from publishing the photos. It's hardly the first time that the mischievous third-in-line to the throne has appeared in the tabloids for his wild antics, but it is the first time he was caught doing so in the buff.
According to the Associated Press, Britons seem relatively unfazed by the story, but that could change if more damaging evidence from that night surfaces. Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said, "Of course it's stupid, but it doesn't make people dislike him - quite the opposite."
But new reports hint that worse could come to light. Radar reported Tuesday that a video had been taken that night, and was currently in the process of being shopped around. "There is video of Harry partying naked with women in the Las Vegas hotel room," said a source, reputedly familiar with the situation. "There have been some very quiet inquiries to see how much the video is worth."
Now the gossip outlet claims that a source who was in Prince Harry's hotel suite witnessed drugs being taken during the wild escapade. According to the eyewitness, who was not identified, "Things got pretty crazy in Prince Harry's suite that night. Everyone was drinking and drugs were also being used by some people," adding that, "some people were snorting cocaine."
The source went on to say that the prince himself did not partake in the drug use, but said that that did not stop many of the other partygoers. "Some were already rolling on shrooms (hallucinogenic mushrooms) when they arrived at the party, and some were just high on weed," said the source to Radar Online. "And that's exactly why no one there has come forward on the record...they don't want to be implicated for any illegal activities."
The palace has not officially commented on the incident, but Dai Davies, former head of royal protection services, described Harry's actions as reckless. "Harry is a big boy now. He knows the rules, but he thinks, 'I'm going to do whatever I want,'" said Davies.