Official confirmation from no less than Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott that Prince Harry of Britain is visiting Australia on Oct 3-10 has led to speculations if he would again repeat his royal faux pas in August 2012 when he had fun in Las Vegas with some women playing strip poker.
Unfortunately, the incident leaked to media with the playboy prince's butt naked photos printed in entertainment Web sites and British tabloids.
However, this official visit would likely not be mired in a similar controversy for several reasons.
First, is the tight schedule the 4th-in-line to the British throne would have during his 8-day trip to Australia. His reason for the visit, after all, is to mark the 100 years of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet into Sydney, including the International Fleet Review in harbour city.
To join Prince Harry in the harbour trip are Mr Abbott and Governor General Quentin Bryce as they inspect 40 war ships from came from different parts of the world. The royal will watch events from aboard the vessel HMAS Leeuwin.
The event would be preceded by a reception at the PM's residence in Sydney, the Kirribilli House. He would also visit Perth.
Commenting on the royal visit, New South Wales Barry O'Farrell said, quoted by Ninemsn, "Every royal visit attracts enormous excitement and I'm sure Sydneysiders will embrace Harry during his short stay."
However, tweets indicated some Aussie women literally want to embrace the playboy 28-year-old prince the way he was caught by cellphone cameras tightly hugging a Las Vegas babe to cover his nakedness.
Claudia Hayworth tweeted, "To quote Billy Connolly 'they'll be racing up to my door with their knickers in their handbags.'"
Loren Hamilton teasingly wrote, "Prince Harry take me out when you come visit Australia I promise it will be fun."
Second, being an official visit, the prince will probably behave and not repeat what he did in Las Vegas. Although Buckingham Palace did not comment on what happened a year ago, it is speculated that the Queen expressed her disapproval of what her second grandson by Prince Charles did in Las Vegas.
Third, Prince Harry is reportedly in a relationship now with Cressida Bonas, who descends herself from a royal line, and he probably would not want to rock their relationship. The couple was last seen attending the Boodles Boxing Ball.
Given these reasons, Aussies are expecting a more royal demeanor from Prince Harry, and surely, Buckingham Palace also has the same expectation from a possible king.