Prince Harry "Feels He Let Himself Down," Says Source

In the wake of his nude photo scandal, Prince Harry is reportedly upset with himself for letting the situation get out of control.

"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.

According to People, Prince Harry is unlikely to make an appearance at this week's Paralympic Games as was originally scheduled. The 27-year-old royal confirmed his wild side when he popped up naked in tabloid photos taken from a night he and his pals spent carousing in his Las Vegas VIP suite with young women they had reportedly just met at the hotel bar.

Meanwhile, media mogul Rupert Murdoch weighed in to support Harry.

"Prince Harry. Give him a break," Murdoch, 81, twittered on Saturday. "He may be on the public payroll one way or another, but the public loves him, even to enjoy Las Vegas."

He added on Sunday, "Only lesson for Prince Harry: avoid playmates with cameras!"

The late Princess Diana's close friend Rosa Monckton also believes that Harry deserves a break.

"He is absolutely entitled to a private life," she tells People. "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."

Although Monckton admitted that Harry is "guilty of a lack of judgment," she adds, "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."

Of course, not everyone feels as willing to dismiss Harry's night of debauchery. His older brother Prince William didn't think the situation was funny.

"William was told about the photos this morning. He's not impressed," a royal source told Us Weekly.

And royal watchers claim his father Prince Charles, who is known to want to reform the public's image of the royal family, is reportedly upset to follow up the successes of the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee with such negative publicity.

"He is in big trouble," a source says. "After the royal wedding and the Olympics, Britain was riding high. An enormous amount of attention paid to both events portrayed the U.K. with class, dignity and respect. Now this fool has shown a side of England that is a total embarrassment."

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