August 22, 2014
LONDON (AP) - They were embarrassing, silly, and raunchy. But were they a security breach?
A day after nude photographs of Prince Harry ricocheted across the Internet, security experts are wondering whether the protection officers assigned to keep the 27-year-old royal safe from harm might have done a better job of keeping him out of trouble.
U.K. taxpayers spend tens of millions of pounds to keep the royal family safe, so photos of the third-in-line to the throne romping naked in a foreign country raised questions about security.
Former top royal bodyguard Dai Davies says the party-loving royal may have put his protection officers in a difficult position by insisting on inviting guests back to his hotel room.
But he says that sometimes, protection officers have to "protect the principal from himself."
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