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Prince Harry’s naked pics earn Las Vegas $23 million in tourism

ANI  Washington, October 12, 2012
First Published: 18:43 IST(12/10/2012) | Last Updated: 23:51 IST(12/10/2012)

Prince Harry’s naked pictures gave Las Vegas 14 million pounds worth of free publicity, as the images were seen by 154 million people.

The 28-year-old royal caused controversy when nude photographs of him playing strip billiards with a bevy of beauties were published online in August.

Prince Harry bares all during a game of strip billiards (© TMZ).

According a new report issued by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) the incident has given the city a major tourism boost as the images were seen by an estimated 154 million people, Contactmusic reported.

“God bless Prince Harry. He made us a bunch of money,” quoted LVCVA Board Chairman Tom Collins as saying a recent board meeting.

The agency is reportedly unsure of exactly how much the scandal boosted profits, but officials said that there is no doubt that the scandal had a positive effect on their economy.

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