Prince Harry became a victim of a honey trap by a group of girls who planned to get into his VIP suite hours before he was pictured cavorting naked, it has been claimed.
At least four "hot chicks" went with the Prince to his room at a Las Vegas hotel after making a bee-line for him and other male members of his group.
Two witnesses revealed how they saw and overheard the girls trying to catch the eye of the fun-loving royal, the Daily Express reported.
They believe it may have been one of the same group of girls who later snapped him with a camera phone cavorting nude with a young brunette.
As the fallout from the photos continued, details emerged of how the Prince may have been snared by the group of local girls whom he did not know.
The encounter happened when Harry arrived "half wasted" at the five-star Wynn Hotel’s elegant Parasol bar and lounge just before midnight last Friday.
Kim Garcia, 22, said: "He was definitely buzzed. He made eye contact with a brunette in the group and immediately invited them all to join him and his ­buddies."
Garcia, who is studying to be a dental hygienist, said she and a friend, 24-year-old hair salon receptionist Gloria Bryant, were drinking cocktails when they saw Harry walk in.
"We recognised him instantly," Kim said, "just like the other girls who were sitting a couple of tables away and getting noisier the more they drank. Gloria and I clearly heard one of them say, ‘That’s Prince Harry. Let’s see if we can get him to take us upstairs with him.’ Maybe she thought she was talking quietly but she was so drunk at least a dozen people must have heard her."
Bryant, of Palmdale, California, added: "It was one of those bar hook-ups that happens all the time in Vegas and it wouldn’t even have registered with us if it hadn’t involved Harry."
She and Garcia, of Yorba Linda, California, had left friends earlier in the evening to sample the high life at one of the city’s most opulent casino resorts.
Garcia explained: "We’d been hoping to catch sight of some celebrities letting their hair down but we were amazed to see Harry and what looked like a pretty big entourage of guys. When the four girls joined them they ordered another couple of rounds of drinks, including a bottle of vodka, but only hung around for another half-hour to 40 minutes."
"Then they all got up and left together and we just looked at each other with our mouths wide open when we realised the girls had managed to pull the biggest VIP in town."
Gloria said: "We told our friends later and they thought it was awesome that we had been so close to a real royal. Then we forgot about it until all the fuss. You have to think Harry is a bit of a dumb-ass for throwing all his clothes off and letting himself be photographed by a bunch of strangers. But, hey, this is Vegas and that’s what people do on vacation. It’s all harmless fun but you’d think someone in his position would go about things a bit more subtly and discreetly. There’s no doubt he was half wasted before he even set foot in that bar."
Kim and Gloria quickly found the Wynn, which boasts Dior and Cartier stores and a Ferrari showroom, far too expensive for their budget.
"It’s the kind of place you’d expect real gold-diggers to hang out and those girls looked exactly that type. Once Harry showed an interest there was no way they weren’t going to try to get their claws into him. Even pretty wasted, which they all were, it was obvious the only thing they wanted to do was party with Harry and get as much on his dime as they could."
"It’s a shame, really. You’d think he’d go for classier girls who are a bit more discreet. But if you can’t go a bit wild in Vegas, what’s the point of coming here?" Garcia added.