Following advice from his private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, who is heading an inquiry into the Prince’s trip to Las Vegas, Harry deleted his account.
The Mail on Sunday was told that the Prince’s two best friends, Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip, 25, who joined him in Vegas, and Arthur Landon, 30, have also closed their Facebook accounts, as has one of his key Scotland Yard minders.
Fully clothed: The claim is the latest in a string of revelations to potentially tarnish the third-in-line-to-the-Throne’s Royal image
The Prince was said to be ‘terrified’ further damaging images might emerge and his concerns intensified after photos of an ‘even wilder’ week in the British Virgin Islands on Sir Richard Branson’s private island of Necker, shortly before the Vegas weekend, were leaked to a newspaper.
Pictures from the trip were originally posted on Facebook by one of Harry’s friends.
Harry, Inskip and rugby player Adam Bidwell, 36, were among his entourage who checked into a £5,100-a-night suite on the 63rd floor of one of the city’s most elite resorts.
‘The suite is in a tower that has its own private casino,’ said a maid. ‘It has mohair walls to absorb the sound, a pool and a wet bar.’
They ate and drank at the hotel’s most exclusive bars and restaurants, including the most expensive restaurant, the SW Steakhouse, named after the complex’s owner Steve Wynn, who reportedly picked up the £50,000 bill for their visit.
The rowdy group then moved on to one of the hotel’s nightclubs, Surrender, where they were ushered into the red-curtained VIP area.
They are understood to have picked up two girls at the club for the party where the naked Prince was captured on fuzzy mobile phone shots and sold for £10,000 to the TMZ website.
At 1.30pm the next day, just seven-and-a-half hours after the now infamous ‘strip billiard’ game, Harry is believed to have hosted a second vodka-fuelled pool party with a dozen ‘randomly recruited’ girls.
‘Girls were invited to come over and meet Harry,’ according to a source.
Scotland Yard minders looked on as the girls were ushered inside the private villa – or cabana – at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic club, according to the source. The party went on for five-and-half-hours.
‘What is incredible is that his detectives didn’t request any special security at Wet Republic,’ said the source. ‘They had no requirements whatsoever.
Prince Harry, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is an ambassador for the Team GB Paralympics squad and is scheduled to attend a number of the elite disabled sport events over the coming weeks before returning to his job as an Army helicopter pilot.
In his first public appearance since the Las Vegas incident, the prince will watch swimmers in the aquatics centre on Monday and later that day chat to sportsmen and women in the official meeting place for the country’s competitors – ParalympicsGB House.