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Prince Harry makes first public appearance following nude photo leak

Prince Harry made his first public appearance following a nude photo leak, attending the WellChild Awards on Monday at the Intercontinental Hotel in London, England.

Harry, who is third in line to the throne, joked that he is “never one to be shy,” but didn’t mention the photos during the ceremony.

He is a long-time supporter of WellChild, which helps sick children and their families across the United Kingdom.

Last month, what appeared to be cellphone photographs of the prince surfaced online. The prince’s spokesman confirmed that it was Harry in the photos, but would not offer further details.

Harry was playing pool in his private suite at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The pictures, first shown on celebrity gossip website TMZ, show Harry naked. In one, he is cupping his genitals while a seemingly naked girl hides behind him. In another, he is seen from behind, enveloping a girl in a bear hug.

It’s not the first photo scandal for the “bad boy” prince: He wore a Nazi costume to a Halloween party in 2005 and was caught on tape using offensive terms to refer to people of Pakistani and people of Arab descent in 2009.