Prince Harry may be royalty and a pretty big deal to most Brits, but that didn’t stop him from getting wasted at a friend’s wedding party at the secluded, five-star Chateau Bela hotel in Slovakia.
During the weekend wedding, which spanned two full nights of drinking and partying, the Prince fell asleep at the bar and lost his wallet and iPhone because, it is alleged, he was so drunk. He was also spotted downing cocktails and flirting with a mystery brunette, staying up till the early hours of the morning.
Among the 250 aristocratic and business moguls at the wedding was Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davis, who stood by his side for most of the weekend, but also enjoyed some time splashing around in a swimming pool.
In various photographs taken by guests at the wedding and shared with the less than scrupulous British tabloid press, Prince Harry can be seen talking to two woman while three other male guests sit around drinking and smoking in the background.
The grandiose wedding, which saw Alexander Mavros, 34, and Alexandra von Krockow, 29, get married, took place near Sturovo, 100 miles east of Bratislava.
Having arrived at the hotel on Friday, the Prince enjoyed an early evening barbecue while local gipsy music was played in the background. Later on, he and his friends retired to the hotel bar where they downed rounds of Bloody Mary cocktails and rum and Cokes.
A waiter at the event, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “The bar was open all night, and they just ordered Bloody Marys, ten, 11, at a time. It was so busy. Harry also liked rum and Coke, and he ordered vodka as well.”
After the grand wedding ceremony on Saturday, Prince Harry and his buddies danced the night away while drinking heavily in keeping with the very best of British tradition. When the Prince left his wallet and cell phone in a salon room, a waiter, Stephan Csonto, found them and returned them to him.
Csonto said: “When I returned it to the Prince he was happy and thanked me and shook my hand. I knew it was Harry’s as I had seen him with the same wallet before. He puts it on the table when he sits down. He told us that the best thing about the wedding was that he could be himself, and nobody bothered him because he was Prince Harry.”
A barman who was leaving to go home in the morning said he still has Prince Harry’s handprint on his windshield: “I was about to drive off, and Harry was out in the grounds with friends. He then jumped in front of my car with his arms stretched, shouting, “Arghh.” He then told me, “Don’t go, don’t go!” It was funny. His handprint is still on my windscreen,” he said.
Prince Harry’s behavior at his friend’s wedding might not be considered “Right Royal Behavior” even at the best of times, but isn’t it a relief to see that some members of the royal family are able to let their hair down once in a while and party like the rest of us.