Las Vegas Code Breached With Prince Harry PhotosAugust 29, 2012 11:01 am
The unofficial code when visiting Las Vegas always used to be summed up by the slogan “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” However, when the 27 year old fun loving Prince enjoyed a wild weekend in Sin City, and stripped off with other revelers at a private party, certain unscrupulous people were waiting in the wing to capture the moment on film and leak the pictures to the press contrary to Las Vegas’ most sacred “code.”
Subsequently, the photos have caused a great deal of embarrassment for the often-naughty prince, in addition to highlighting the difficulties faced by celebrities wanting to let their hair down in Vegas while maintaining a respectable level of anonymity.
On its website, The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority describes itself as “the official destination marketing organization of Southern Nevada, promoting tourism, conventions, meetings and special events.” Now the organization has hit back with a series of advertisement campaign via social media supporting Prince Harry, including one that proclaims “Keep Calm and Carry On, Harry.”
The convention authority has ran its campaign at McCarran International Airport, on its Facebook page and on a full-page in USA Today, with support for its message spreading like wildfire. As the organization explains: “We are asking for a shun on these exploiters of Prince Harry. We shall boycott partying of any kind with them. No bottle service. No bikini clad girls. No Bucatini from Batali. In other words, we will not play with them anymore. WHO’S WITH US?”
Since running its “Keep Calm” campaign, the convention authority has been overwhelmed with support and its Facebook page flooded with thousands of likes and shares. Hopefully, now the ridiculous frenzy caused as a result of Prince Harry enjoying himself in Las Vegas may subside, and as Cathy Tull, senior vice president for marketing at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, commented:
“Las Vegas is a place to celebrate adult freedom, freedom that even celebrities and royals can enjoy. For everyone’s sake, it’s important that “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.” The advertisement “was a cheeky reminder to all our visitors that it’s important to ‘know the code,’ and, most importantly, ‘protect the code’.”