Prince Harry was out on Royal duty last night, for the first time since the world's media published photographs of him nude.
Opinions remain divided between those who believe Harry should behave more gentlemanly and those who think he was just having fun, but it seems everyone was happy to see him back smiling.
Harry wore a smart suit to the WellChild awards ceremony, and made no reference to his holiday antics. Instead, he seemed confident and friendly as he interacted with the children present, and posed for several photographs.
The only mention of the embarrassing photographs came from a six-year-old boy who was due to recieve an award from the Prince. Earlier in the day he was asked what he was going to say to Harry, and cheekily responded with "I'm glad you've got your clothes on". When it came to his turn to actually meet the Prince, the acute leukemia sufferer seemed to get star-struck, and instead smiled and played with a toy penguin.
Harry gave a touching speech at the event, which was attended by poorly children and their families along with medical professionals such as nurses, doctors, consultants, carers and volunteers, and managed to raise a smile when he admitted that he's not shy. He also passed on the thoughts of his brother Prince William, and Kate Middleton, before presenting the awards.
It's been just a few weeks since photographs taken from inside a private hotel room were revealed on the internet, and published in most countries, but Harry seems to have put the incident behind him. Only one British newspaper, The Sun, did publish the images - and only after testing the water by publishing images involving a lookalike first.
The rest of the public seemed perfectly happy to leave Prince Harry to have his fun, and Royal officials have vigorously defended the Prince, stating that publishing the pictures was a big breach of his privacy.
Nevertheless, you can always rely on the Prince to raise a smile, whether it's through his party antics or his natural, caring way of entertaining children.
(Photo via NY Daily News)