Prince Harry, who landed himself in hot water after nude photos leaked online from his infamous Las Vegas holiday, saved himself from further embarrassment by stopping a six-year-boy from raising the topic during his first official public appearance since the scandal.
As patron of the children’s charity WellChild, the 27-year-old royal presented an award for the most inspirational child and gave a speech at the annual ceremony.
The event celebrates the lives of seriously ill youngsters and the doctors and nurses who take care of them.
Alex Logan, who is in remission from acute leukaemia, appeared poised to bring up the topic of the royal’s embarrassing pictures, when the two met before the ceremony at a hotel on Park Lane in London, Sky News reported.
When the six-year-old, who won an award for the most inspirational three to six-year-old, was interviewed at lunchtime he was asked what he would say to Harry, in response he replied: “I’m glad you’ve got your clothes on Prince Harry.”
But the Prince left the little child in no doubt that the incident was off limits, crouching down to his level and telling him not to talk about it as he wagged his finger at him and smiled.
Debbie, 39, Logan’s mother from Lincoln, describing the encounter, said: “Harry said to Alex ‘you keep looking up at your mum, looks like you’re dying to say something but you know she will tell you off.’
“‘I heard you were on ITV earlier, you said something cheeky, let’s not talk about that here’,” he told the kid.