It's the night we've all been talking about. And now the man who was with Prince Harry that fateful 'naked photo' night, Ryan Lochte, has opened up, saying: "I'm kinda happy he didn't invite me to the afterparty."
Olympic Gold medal winning swimmer Ryan was racing Prince Harry in a Las Vegas hotel swimming pool just hours before he was caught with his royal pants down at a party.
Harry’s people came over to Ryan, who was at the same party celebrating his 28th birthday, and told him that Harry wanted to meet him.
Meeting the Prince
“We were at the same pool party and his people came over to my table and said Prince Harry wants to meet you,” Ryan told Matt Lauer on the Today show. “And I was like, ‘OK, let's go meet him.’
“He was like, ‘Do you want to do something?’” Ryan remembered. “He said, ‘Do you want to race me in the pool?’ And I just took off my shirt and jumped in and we just started racing.”
The pair got the bikini-clad girls out the way and had a quick race, which Ryan won, of course. He’s an Olympic Gold medallist, remember?
“He's really a nice guy, really talkative. He just wanted to meet me and wanted to race me, and I thought that was the coolest thing,” Ryan said, adding that Harry was a good swimmer.
After Ryan celebrated his win against the Prince by punching the air before hugging him, Harry made his way upstairs to play strip billiards.
It turns out that wasn’t such a good idea after all…
Ryan told Matt he was “kinda happy” Harry, 27, didn't invite him back to play billiards in the hotel. “I don't need that,” he said.
Harry was later pictured butt naked, hugging an unnamed blond, and his grandma The Queen is NOT happy.