For all the media attention bestowed on the Prince of late courtesy of his shenanigans at the expense of the taxpayer, one shouldn’t go away thinking that the Prince will be made to pay some penance for his perceived transgressions.
If anything the Prince has made somewhat a calling for being a rude boy and as long as someone other than him is being civil and attending to all the stalwart demands of being a respectful royal (elder brother and second in line to the British throne gets full marks here) the House of Windsor is hardly about to call the Prince aside and give him a lashing, no matter how much us journalists would relish in it.
The prince by choosing to engage in risque behavior was certainly aware that he bore risk of exposure should images or tell all tales came out (which they have) but nevertheless still carried on because at the end of the day he knows he can get away with his indiscrete behavior as he has become a poster boy of sorts of bad behavior (well the drunken clown type anyway) which although not the best behavior still makes him very human and a lovable buffoon who dares to show his less than classy side unlike the other royals who watch themselves very carefully, lest they reveal too much.
Then there was this interesting reflection courtesy of the washingtonpost:
Aside from his royal status, Harry, 27, is also a millennial, that generation of twenty-somethings and teenagers who hide little and don’t shy away from splashing the most personal details of their lives online. Various media outlets, especially in Britain, scolded Harry, saying he should be old enough to know better. Certainly, he should, but the millennials are a bragging generation. If they do something wicked and wild, they want their peers to know about it as soon as possible.
They almost want to get discovered whether it’s sending naughty sexts, indulging in drugs or driving while intoxicated. No vices or secrets are off limits.
No vices or secrets are off limits for now perhaps, but then again let’s see what the Queen has to say about all of the above as the matriarch of the royal family. I’m betting Prince Harry will soon be showing a public show of contrition followed by a boozy night out and of course us egging him on…