Prince Harry makes first appearance after naked photo scandal

Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since he was pictured naked in a hotel room.

The royal presented awards to youngsters at the WellChild Awards in London. One recipient, six-year-old leukemia sufferer Alex Logan, joked before the ceremony that he would tell the prince "I'm glad you've got your clothes on."

But Harry managed to persuade him to keep quiet, wagging his finger as he said "You keep looking up at your mum, looks like your dying to say something but you know she will tell you off.

"I heard you were on ITV earlier, you said something cheeky, let's not talk about that here."

Prince Harry

Prince Harry at the Wellchild awards.

Wearing a lounge suit and red tie decorated with bunnies, the prince looked relaxed as he spoke to staff and children who have benefitted from the work of the charity for terminally ill children.

The infamous Las Vegas photos, apparently taken on a camera phone while the prince played "strip billiards", raised concerns over security but also threatened to undermine some of Prince Harry's charity work.

Prince Harry meets Hope Hillis

Prince Harry meets Hope Hillis