A week after nude pics hit the Internet of Prince Harry and his crown jewels with a group of female fans while partying in Las Vegas, the 27-year-old is now dealing with the backlash of the royal scandal.
Us Weekly reports the heir to the British throne will return to Royal Air Force Wattisham base today, and he will have formal interviews with Lt. Col. Thomas de La Rue and the head of army, Gen. Sir Peter Wall, who will determined what punishment Harry will receive for his wild weekend in Sin City.
"This is pretty serious," a senior military source explains to Us. "General Wall is a tough guy to make excuses to. He won't let Harry get away with just a light ticking off."
As a result of the situation, an insider says, "It's best that he keeps a low profile for the moment," so Harry has deactivated his Facebook account, which is under an anonymous pseudonym for now.
"Because all of the Vegas drama he's frozen his account,"a source explains. "No more Facebook for Harry for a while. He'll probably come back online in the future, but, for now, he's been advised to go offline."
The redheaded royal understands the seriousness of his actions and,"He feels he has let himself down and is very disappointed with the fact that he allowed it to happen," a source tells the U.K.'s Sunday Times.
While his behavior has outraged Buckingham Palace, one person is taking his side. Rosa Monckton, a close friend of Harry's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales told People, "He is absolutely entitled to a private life. He has a full-time job and he is a full-time serving member of the armed forces. They all need to let their hair down."
Rosa does admit Harry is "guilty of a lack of judgment," however, goes on to say, "but that's young men for you…. It's classic of a young officer. They work very hard and they play very hard. It's a very simple thing."