Prince Harry was caught on camera Saturday as he stumbled out of a nightclub and into the path of the paparazzi.
In the kind of story low-brow British newspapers love, Prince Harry reportedly fell outside of a nightclub right after he tried to punch a photographer.
On Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the British royal family said it was just an accident.
"On the way out of the nightclub, he stumbled on the curb and fell on the photographer," the spokesperson said. "There was no aggressive intent; they were laughing at it at the time."
If true, it wouldn't be the first time Harry has scuffled with the paparazzi. In 2004 he lunged at a photographer outside another London night spot.
"I think Harry doesn't care. I get that feeling that he really doesn't care," Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward told "Good Morning America Weekend Edition." "And he loves to drink. And after a few drinks he cares even less. And he loathes the media."
Harry and his brother have a fractious relationship with the press. Remember that their mother was killed in a car crash 10 years ago while being chased by photographers on motorcycles.
Harry is considered to be the royal family's wild child; his big brother William has to be more careful. One day, William will be king. As they say in the United Kingdom, Harry is just the spare to the heir.
"Some people root for him," Seward said of Prince Harry's behavior. "Some people say it's absolutely disgusting … [that] he's a prince, he shouldn't behave like this."
But now Harry is a soldier about to serve queen and country in Iraq on the front lines, about to prove that he's more than just a party prince and more than just fodder for the front pages.
"We quite like his playboy image," Seward said. "We know he's a very brave boy. … I don't think he thinks things through too carefully."
"There is a very big risk [in Iraq], and when he goes I hope it's kept very quiet so not many people know that he's there," she continued.
The photographer seen running from a lunging Harry told ABC News on Sunday morning that there are no hard feelings.
"No harm done," he said. "This sort of thing is part of the game."
No matter what the royal spokesperson says, Seward said the photos make it pretty obvious what was going on.
"The pictures tell the story. He was chasing the photographer," she said.