It wasn’t long ago that the wild parties of Prince Harry’s youth made frequent tabloid headlines, it was the years of “Dirty Harry”, as he was nicknamed in magazines such as tattler either Radardue to the fame of partying that the now husband of Meghan Markle.
During his drunken bouts, he Duke of Sussex and his group of five friends: Tom Inskip, Guy Pelly, Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade, and Arthur Landon; They starred in several scandals, including Nazi costumes, the suspension of the driver’s license, the time Harry lost his underpants in Las Vegas or inhaling laughing gas.
Here we present those controversial moments of lack of control of the youngest son of King Charles III and Diana of Wales that once made him a controversial “party boy”.
Known to his friends as “Skippy”, he was Harry’s best friend since Eton College, a boys’ boarding school in the Windsor area, where they both studied. Since they were little they were inseparable due to their taste for pranks and their debauchery.
Skippy was present for most of Harry’s scandals. For example, when the prince let his hair down in Croatia, in 2011, and he decided to throw himself dressed into the pool at the “Veneranda” nightclub; in addition to the trip to Las Vegas, in which Harry lost his underwear playing strip pool and was photographed totally naked.
She was also with him on a ski trip to Verbier, when they were caught throwing snowballs at passers-by from a balcony. Another of the parties in which they were together was in 2010, when Harry was seen inhaling laughing gas, the fashionable drug in the United Kingdom.
The newspaper Guardian he went so far as to describe Skippy as “a party animal”. However, the long friendship was broken because the young man did not fully approve of Meghan Markleeven warned Harry that things with the former actress were going too fast and recommended that they move in together before taking a serious step.
“It really hurt him that someone so close didn’t trust his decision,” a source close to Harry told Sunday Telegraph.
After various adventures together, the former friends are now completely estranged.
Guy is surely the most scandalous of Harry’s friends, frequently appearing in the press due to his carelessness on the road, his nightlife dealings and parties where he has gotten out of control.
Pelly has been friends with Lady Di’s children since 2001, even hosting Prince William’s bachelor party before his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. Guy Pelly’s friendship with the brothers is so strong that until now the princes of Wales named him one of the godparents of their son, Prince George.
Thomas van Straubenzee
Known to his friends as “Van”, Thomas van Straubenzee is one of Harry’s close friends. He was originally Harry’s younger brother Henry, Harry’s best friend at school, while Tom was William’s classmate. But when Henry died in a car accident in 2002 at the age of 18, Tom became one of Harry’s best friends as well.
Van has accompanied the brothers since they could remember, the relationship is so close that Thomas is the godfather of Princess Charlotte.
The time the Duke of Sussex wore the Nazi uniform costume occurred at a theme party for his friend James Meade’s 21st birthday. Known as “Badger”, Meade is also good friends with Harry and William.
Arthur Landon rose to fame after posting a photo of his costume-filled suitcase on his Facebook page ahead of the famous trip to Las Vegas. He is friends with Harry from Eton School, where they both studied alongside Prince William and Tom Inskip.
After the Las Vegas scandal, he was the only one in the group who defended his friend: “I think it’s really despicable that someone accepts Prince Harry’s hospitality and then publishes these photos,” he explained to the newspaper The Telegraph.
Arthur Landon has a reputation as a party animal and a fan of vodka.
The filmmaker is considered to be one of the richest young men in England after inheriting a small town in Hampshire called Faccombe.