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

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.

entertainment Updated: Oct 12, 2012 23:51 IST
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Prince Harry,naked pics,Prince Harry’s naked pictures gave Las Vegas 14 million pounds worth of free publicity

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,” TMZ.com 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.

First Published: Oct 12, 2012 18:43 IST