by Julie Holmwood
This week’s big news story has been about
Prince Harry’s nude pictures
Snapped cavorting during a game of strip-pool in Las Vegas the party loving royal found himself all over the Internet faster than you could say ‘feast your eyes on that laddie’ (sorry, I’ve not long seen the new Pixar movie, Brave… that was a film quote by the way)
The part of the story that caught my attention was that he will be in trouble at work over the pictures.
"He will be reprimanded [by the army]," a "senior military source" told Us Weekly of the 27-year-old prince, who first entered the Royal Military Academy in 2005 and has had extensive military duties since, even serving in Afghanistan. "Officers should never bring the Service into disrepute, whether on or off duty. This display of social misbehaviour has raised eyebrows."
Military guidelines stipulate that officers must maintain high standards of professionalism “both on and off operations."
The official, however, says Harry won't be dismissed over his personal antics.
I know a lot is made of the pros and cons of our world being so connected
… and the Prince won’t be the first person to be in trouble at work because of something Google knew about him… but…
Some of this is of course because of who he is. If he wasn’t 3rd in line to the throne he wouldn’t have made top International news just because he was naked.
Maybe if he hadn’t made the headlines he wouldn’t need to be reprimanded. Because it isn’t the nude cavorting that the army frown upon, per se. It’s the publicity of it.
But have we entered a big brother society?
Are we now required to be squeaky clean and display good workiquette all of the time?
What do you think?
Have you been in trouble at work because of something someone else leaked about you on the Internet? Maybe you were the one who got yourself in trouble through something you posted?
Whatever your story, I would love to hear from you.
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