British royal Prince Harry has deleted his personal Facebook.com page after naked pictures of him at a party in Las Vegas emerged online last week (begs20Aug12).
The third-in-line to the throne went under the name of Spike Wells on the social networking site but has now logged off for good following advice from his private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Officials at Buckingham Palace are allegedly concerned images taken while at business tycoon Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island property prior to the Las Vegas trip could surface online after they were published by a friend on Facebook, making them visible to hundreds of people.
Harry's close friends Tom Inskip and Arthur Landon, as well as one of the Prince's minders, have also closed their accounts after posting pictures of themselves with the royal.
Prince Harry became embroiled in the scandal after he was pictured in the nude during a game of 'strip billiards' at the MGM Grand hotel in Sin City.