Prince Harry is to face a “dressing down” by his commanding officer and is expected to be asked to donate his wages to charity after being pictured naked in Las Vegas, senior military sources have disclosed.
The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that Gen Sir David Richards, the Chief of the Defence Staff, has been involved in deciding how to deal with the embarrassment of the Army’s highest-profile officer cavorting with a naked girl during a game of “strip billiards”.
He has made clear that the head of the Army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, must decide what action should be taken over the Prince’s conduct.
Both men are understood to have been informed of the pictures while on holiday.
Senior sources said that Gen Wall will follow military protocol that dictates that he writes to the commanding officer of the regiment where the Prince is serving.
Senior sources said that in the letter, Gen Wall is expected to request that the Prince, as a holder of the Queen’s Commission, should be reminded of his responsibilities.
Gen Wall is known as a tough disciplinarian.
While there are those within the Army who believe that behaviour off-duty is private, Gen Wall is not among them.