| A picture of Britain's Prince Harry (see above)
clutching a beer can and sitting on a throne wearing
underwear with his chest bared has appeared on the
cover of a US magazine.
The 22-year-old member of the British Royal Family
is no stranger to controversy. He was photographed
wearing a swastika at a party in 2005, for which his
family later apologised. He also has a reputation
for enjoying a drink.
But this time the picture is no gaffe on the young
royal's part. The picture is a mock-up by Radar magazine
for its September 2007 issue.
Radar's website gives viewers a "sneak preview"
of September's cover story about "the secret
life of England's pin-up prince."
The story by Tom Teodorczuk investigates what it calls
"the louche life of Prince Harry, England's skirt-chasing,
hard-partying royal pain."
An excerpt from the story featured on the website
says: "Radar's September cover story, an insider
account of the turbulent life of England's 22-year-old
pin-up prince, reveals the details of Harry's rowdy
lifestyle and his military career."
It goes on to say: "Spend any time near Prince
Harry in a social setting and it's easy to see where
his 'wild child' reputation comes from. He annually
attends the nightclub Chinawhite's Rock the Polo tent
party-held for 3,000 revelers in late July after the
Cartier International Polo event at Windsor Park-looking
like Jeff Spicoli in an Evelyn Waugh novel. Three
years ago, dressed in his Maxim-approved attire of
jeans and a baseball cap, he chucked Red Bull cans
at his friends, screamed along to the Beastie Boys'
'Fight for Your Right,' then mounted a platform to
kiss a girl who was celebrating her bachelorette party.
And Harry was so exhausted at the end of another event
that he wound up slumped on a 20-foot pile of water
bottles in the VIP area."
Radar have admitted that the created cover shot was
made by placing the prince's head on the body of a
They have defended it as a valid way to present the
prince, despite some criticism in the UK - The Evening
Standard royal correspondent Robert Jobson slammed
the fake picture as "rude" and "a pretty
Pictured below are front pages of Britain's Sun, the
tabloid which the Radar story says tracks Harry's