Prince Harry looked relaxed as he laughed with six year-old Alex Logan at an awards ceremony in London last night – his first public appearance since pictures of him frolicking in the nude appeared on the web.
The prince was guest of honour at the annual WellChild awards ceremony, which celebrates the lives of seriously ill children and the doctors and nurses who care for them.
He joked with the award-winning youngsters including Alex, in remission from acute leukaemia, who at one point put his soft-toy penguin on the prince’s forehead.
When Alex was interviewed by ITV News earlier in the day, he was asked what he would say to the royal and replied: “I’m glad you’ve got your clothes, on Prince Harry.”
But Harry resorted to a little gentle finger wagging to persuade the youngster not to bring up the subject of his romp with an unnamed naked woman in a Las Vegas hotel last month.
Crouching down, the prince told him not to ask about it as he shook his finger at him and smiled. Debbie Logan, 39, the youngster’s mother, from Lincoln, said: “Harry said to Alex ‘you keep looking up at your mum, looks like you’re dying to say something but you know she will tell you off.
“‘I heard you were on ITV earlier; you said something cheeky; let’s not talk about that here.’”