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quote:Prince Harry has been pictured holding a cigarette next to a young orphan while carrying out charity work in South Africa.
Harry, whose wayward behaviour has never kept him far from the headlines, was snapped crouched on the ground with the cigarette hidden by a shadow.
Ironically, the officials pictures were issued by Clarence House as part of a campaign to boost the Prince's image after a series of negative tabloid stories.
A spokesman for Prince Harry said Clarence House was unaware the cigarette was in the picture.
He added that "far too much" was being made of the issue.
The Prince has spent his gap year in Lesotho helping Aids orphans.
The girl he is pictured next to is thought to be four-year-old Mutsu Potsane, who is believed to be HIV positive.
Harry has been involved in a series of high-profile incidents which have seen him apologise for dressing as a Nazi at a fancy dress party, smoking cannabis and fighting with a paparazzi photographer.
The cigarette was spotted on the day that Harry's former Eton teacher Sarah Forsyth claimed in an employment tribunal that parts of one of the Prince's A-Level art work had been completed by another teacher.
Harry is now at Sandhurst, knuckling down on what is the first full day of his new military career.
He joined the elite academy on Sunday and now faces 44 weeks of its gruelling regime of early starts and punishing physical training.
PRINCE HARRY IS A 'WEAK' STUDENT WHO CHEATED: ETON TEACHER
Prince Harry was a "weak" student at school whose final work for an art examination was completed by a member of staff, a former teacher at his prestigious private school alleged.
Sarah Forsyth, who is claiming unfair dismissal by Eton College, also told an employment tribunal that she wrote virtually all the accompanying text for an art project submitted to external examiners by the prince, now 20.
She considered this to be "unethical and probably constituted to cheating", Forsyth -- a former art teacher at the elite school which charges more than 22,000 pounds a year -- said in a statement on Monday.
When the case began in October last year -- it was later adjourned -- Forsyth alleged she had been ordered by a school administrator to help the young royal pass his art exam.
On Sunday, Harry began training to become a British Army officer at the Sandhurst military academy, a place that was dependent on certain minimum examination results.
The prince just qualified with a B grade in art and a D in geography in his A Levels, final school examinations taken by 18-year-olds in England and Wales.
Forsyth's statement to the tribunal added to her earlier allegations, claiming that the head of Eton's art department would sometimes paint work for pupils as he talked to them.
He also completed one of Harry's examination pieces in the prince's absence, she said Monday.
Forsyth, whose contract with Eton was not renewed during the summer of 2003, also claims she wrote the text to an art project handed in by the prince the previous year, for which Harry thanked her.
"I was concerned that this was unethical and probably constituted to cheating," her statement said.
"I assumed I had been asked to do this because Prince Harry was a weak student," she continued, adding that teachers at Eton had been "desperate" to find ways to award the young royal marks.
"However, I did not think I could tell anyone else about the incident without fear of victimisation and was not aware that statutory protection against such victimisation existed.
"I have recently seen for the first time extracts of the written material which was submitted on Prince Harry's behalf and can confirm that it was nearly all written by me."
Eton denies the allegations, and insists Forsyth left the school simply because her teaching was not good enough.
The case was continuing.
quote:His brother, Wills, is a bore. His dad, Chuck, has settled into bland matrimony. Yet Prince Harry's not having any of it. With his clumsy drug abuse, boneheaded Halloween costumes, and giddy, horndog ways, Harry seems determined to keep things interesting for himself -- as well as for royalty, royal watchers, and pop-culture fans around the world. The redhead's given the crown a renewed gossip currency sorely lacking since Diana's death. "Harry's showing the rebellion the public loved in his mother," says Rachel Sklar, New York media writer and self-described royal watcher. "Secretly, we'd like to think it would make Diana proud."
quote:PRINCE HARRY SPOTTED AT STRIP CLUB
April 08, 2006
BRITAIN'S Prince Harry visited a strip club with some friends to celebrate the end of his army officer training course, British tabloids have reported.
The third in line to the throne turned down a lap dance with one of the scantily clad girls at the Spearmint Rhino Club, west of London, saying "No thanks, I've got a girlfriend," the Daily Mirror said.
But the dancer, named in the newspaper as Mariella Butkute from Lithuania, said Harry, 21, did let her sit on his lap for a 10-minute chat.
The prince and his friends went to the club in Colnbrook in the early hours of Friday morning, according to the tabloids.
The young prince is due to take part in a passing out parade at Britain's elite Sandhurst military college next week in front of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
quote:PLAYBOY PRINCE COPS A FEEL
By DEREK BROWN
Deputy Features Editor
PARTY-LOVING Princes William and Harry hugged drunkenly for the camera during a booze-fuelled night out with chums.
Royal heir William, 24, looked dazed and wide-eyed as the flash went off "” while brother Harry leered merrily over his shoulder.
Harry was also snapped canoodling with pretty blonde Natalie Pinkham, while saucily groping her BOOB with one hand.
Meanwhile William was caught trying a more "tactful" approach with another party girl as they chatted in the background.
The fun-loving shots were taken this summer in trendy London nightclub Boujis "” a favourite haunt for the princes.
And they may leave Harry with a little explaining to do to girlfriend Chelsy Davy, who was abroad at the time.
A fellow reveller at the club in posh Kensington said: "Harry was really going for it.
"He had been downing drink all night and was touchy-feely with everyone "” especially Natalie. He had his hands all over her and was kissing her on the face. At one point he reached his arm around her and gave her a proper grope on her breast.
"She was very shocked but didn't seem to mind in the slightest. I don't suppose it's every day an heir to the throne feels you up.
"He will probably be in big trouble with Chelsy now. She either hasn't seen him behave like this or she's the most understanding girlfriend in the world."
Harry, 21, was also snapped planting a kiss on another girl.
Natalie, 27, has been a close pal for years. The politics graduate has dated England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and England rugby star Matt Dawson.
Two months ago Natalie stole down the steps of a flat's stairwell at 5am after a boozy night to grab a kiss from the Prince.
quote:PRINCE HARRY OFF TO IRAQ
Dec 29, 2006 - PRINCE Harry is going to Iraq, reportedly heading there with his unit in May.
Harry will be stationed near the southern port city of Basra and will likely be assigned to patrol the border with Iran.
London's Daily Telegraph said Harry, 22, is determined to go, despite reports of resistance from many in the military who fear he would be a fat prize for terrorists.
They're also worried he would attract attention and put his fellow soldiers in greater danger.
The Telegraph said officials are trying to figure out how to minimise the danger without giving Harry special treatment.
As a second lieutenant, he will have command of 11 men and four light tanks.