Ryan Lochte's glad he missed out on Prince Harry's after party
August 23rd, 2012
02:45 PM ET

Ryan Lochte's glad he missed out on Prince Harry's after party

Ryan Lochte's found a partying pal in Prince Harry, but he sounds a little relieved that he missed out on the royal's recent clothing optional get-together.

The Olympic champ and the prince met for the first time in Las Vegas at a pool party over the weekend, when Harry challenged Lochte to a race.

"We were at the same pool party, and his people came over to my table and said, 'Hey, Prince Harry wants to meet you,' " Lochte recalled to Matt Lauer on "Today."  When Harry asked for a swimming showdown, off the shirts came and into the pool they went. (And yes, there's video of this happening.)

"He's part of the Royal family and everything, but he's really a nice guy," Lochte said of Harry. "He's really talkative, and he just wanted to meet me, and honestly wanted to race me. I thought that was the coolest thing."

The two parted ways after their race, and Lochte's not bummed he didn't get an invite to Harry's other kind of "pool" party - one that involved a game of strip billiards.

"I'm kinda happy," Lochte said with a chuckle. "I don't need that."

Probably not, as he's headed right back into the pool to begin training for the 2016 Olympics on Monday.

"After racing Prince Harry, I got that competitive edge back in me, and I want to get back in the water," he said.

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  1. birth of a child and parenting

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    August 29, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Vegasfun

    i guess your right..what goes on in vegas stays in vegas–LOL

    August 26, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    based upon the photos he needs to be called Prince "Not" Hairy.

    again, who cares? single guy in vegas? blasphemy!!!!

    August 26, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Protect

    gee...i hope he's protected..28yr old your men are nuts!

    August 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Karl

    Completely politically correct. What a shame! In the new USSR of America there is no room for public dissent or courage to be oneself. Public figures need to come out and play the innocent as to continue being economically supported by corporations who sell products through them. Lochte can be a great swimmer, but he is a complete coward. Truth is that if he had had guts as a man, he would have crazily enjoyed such a party. Be a real man, Lochte; it is about time.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. USA

    I'm glad I was number 69. Haha : )

    August 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. USA

    At least Lockte was thinking with his head (the one above the shoulders). He will have nothing to regret in years to come. He is under magnifying glass being a public person representing THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Keep your other head (the one below the belt) more private & for the one YOU love. You can still have fun doing things you like to do. Harry on the other hand is Harry. What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas!! They didn't say who won the race? : )

    August 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sybil

      So you shouldn't have fun in your "private" suite/room in Vegas? Strip billiards, I like that. Sorry I wasn't there but then again I wouldn't be nude. But I would have enjoyed the scenery. LOL.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. florence

    Does Harry not worry about getting aids or any other kind of disease? Millions of dollars he may have but it doesnt by his reputation back.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ismet

    Look at the comments of those britons. Henry naked is not you biggest problem, being a monarchy and having these people spend you tax money however is your biggest problem!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alumpyhotdog

    can't be.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Aspbergers Phil

    Obama is a bitime clod!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael Caliazzo

    Walll Street is ruuiing our economy.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Thomas Rubberband Clauss

    Walt Smith was a great contractor.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. bebbie

    I like prince harry he was always my favorite of the royals.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. Prince

    The Prince has his own millions already.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. Deb Ed

    As a sentence in one of Hank William, Jr.'s song says "leave that boy alone". Prince Harry is young. I imagine when Prince William becomes king, the royals will reign Prince Harry in where he won't be able to do a lot of fun things. Best to do them now while he can.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  17. Ryan

    this guy is just too cute..lets hope he finds the right girl and not some filthy troll to hang out with.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. Munster wannabe

    i'm sick of you, your turn my stomach..leave me alone.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |

    Loves CNN and how they let us comment on their articles , FOX News don't let anyone comment on their rightwing junk . ~~~~~~ Prince Harry is in the grill , since he took photos with a Nazi uniform a few years back , my royal family dont mingle with his deeds ever .

    August 24, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. abuse

    Don't Gët Bullied By Paydäy Loãns Stärt Here

    August 24, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. Eddie Munster

    most TROLLS are overweight did you know that...

    August 24, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  22. Eddie Munster

    these bloggers do it on purpose because they know certain people are on.
    tin cup?

    August 24, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  23. Sinfully Yours

    Prince Harry is quite hairy but no matter how hairy he is, he is definitely no lumbjack.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  24. Tree

    I don;t know what the big deal is......they were having FUN. And all of this name calling mess us with that!

    August 24, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  25. average dude

    You'd have to be gay, to say that.

    August 24, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  26. fat baby

    i always win,,i may explode but i win..taking jerry lewis on his offer..your just a boring snot face whale.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  27. gdouglaso

    Ok...gonna ask the obvious question...who won the race?

    August 24, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. shut up...


    August 24, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |


    August 24, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  30. polartangent

    I never get invited to Prince Harry's parties either. 🙁

    August 24, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |

    your a fat whale

    August 24, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  32. Reminder to all bloggers

    remember to never tap reply on blogs.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  33. Dezso

    Yeah Prince Harry is cool as hell.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  34. GrowUp

    the pictures that are circulating show that he may not be well-endowed? (LMAO) he looks shy and even if this were true i'm sure with the right person and "help" he'll be just fine.

    you people are truly nut-jobs! lol

    August 24, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  35. RBSG

    Ryan Lochte is an awesome athlete but from all the pics circulating he doesn't appear to be that well-endowed in "other" areas, which may explain the shyness to play strip billiards with HRH Prince Harry.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  36. and meanwhile..

    Ryan's smile is really saying..."where's the beef"?

    August 24, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  37. harry and friends

    naked having fun along with the gang-what the hell is wrong with that?

    August 24, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  38. damnskins703

    He didn't do anything wrong he's just n Vegas and having fun

    August 24, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  39. Lochte

    Oh man that chick had syph? I better go get checked out because thats seri... huh... keg stands? Be right there dude. What was I saying?

    August 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Drew

    Prince Harry is a way better man than Lochte and his silly grill. I'll party with a former infantryman and current Apache pilot who's dangers include being killed by killed by Taliban than a lame swimmer who barely avoided getting syphilis from the Belarussian shot putter.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Electra

    Yea, really. Let him líve and have fun. I didn't think he did anything wrong. I did ...well ..It's about him..lol

    August 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. .•|•.

    Hey wait, I thought what hap's in Vegas stays in Vegas? Sounds like he had fun, tho! So who won the race, anyways?

    August 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. raftp

    he will not be king but he has the life of one. enjoy it harry!

    August 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  44. raftmaster

    Harry will never be king. He's young, handsome and rich. Go for the gold, Harry!

    August 23, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  45. darksock

    ryan does live his life.especially when he heads to italy and france next month.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. AxholeRose

    Booo. Live your life a little, Ryan. Or be honest about it like your teammate.

    Phelps > Lochte

    August 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  47. joe

    Prince Harry is still cool...But at 28, he should have been way more cautious....and these days Obama is blamed for everything...just wait if Romney is elected....it's going to be an ugly four years for him. because he will get as much cooperation as Mitch McConnel provided Obama.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  48. cuppycake

    gotta let loose every so often! harry is a young! hope you had fun kiddo!

    August 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  49. camille

    who gives a crap.... harry should have better people around him that wont sell him out for a buck... he is doing what a guy does at his age in vegas... drunk and naked... go for it harry

    August 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. markiejoe

    Every time I hear Ryan Lochte talk, why do I get the impression that he has the IQ of a handball?

    August 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Teresa

    I just proves that prince harry is not perfect. He is probably under a lot off pressure to be perfect. It sounds like he was blowing off a little steam.

    August 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bluejeans

      Thanks for the insight, Teresa. We got the gist of your sentiment with your first post. I wouldn't wait around for a call, though. I think Harry is probably just a little busy right now.

      August 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Teresa

    I just proves that prince harry. He is behaving like a 20 year old.

    August 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  53. thabearjew

    this is the dumbest article ever the crap the media puts on us is all a cover up to the real problems in this country.its like buy more flatscreen will feel better and more money in the hole we all get into is just all a cover up to the crappy problems this crappy
    country is going through buy more will forget everything

    August 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bluejeans

      mmm, why don't YOU get off your back side and DO SOMETHING about it, instead of sitting at your keyboard spewing hate??!? Just a thought.

      August 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Osama

      Hashem will save us my Israelite friend...

      August 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Julian

    Its obviously a joke, Jesus Christ. Like blaming Obama for the weather. Satire people. Or at least I hope it is...

    August 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Journey

      Total satire...but the fact that people believed me, and the fact that there are politicians vying for the most powerful office on earth that would applaud my statement, is downright scary.

      August 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Bellevue

    So is this lame article going to tell us who won the race?.......

    August 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Journey

    Prince Harry's actions are yet another example of how our values have collapsed under the Obama Administration.

    August 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • dkm

      ya – because OBAMA rules the world........right?!

      August 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • pointless1

      It's a shame mercy killings are a crime.

      August 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jane

      How does one have to do with the other? Is Obama somehow responsible for Harry's actions in Vegas? Besides, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. =)

      August 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Seriously, what does this have to do with the President. Both sides need to stop the blame Bush and blame Obama crap. It is old.

      August 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      Are nuckin' futz?

      August 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Are you seriously blaming Obama for the actions of Prince Harry – FROM ENGLAND??? Man, boneheads abound on this forum.

      August 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaos

      You're joking right?

      August 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ryanisacloset

    Really? Ryan you must be the boring guy at the party. You're glad you didn't go and get to party like normal 20 year olds? drinking, naked woman. sounds like fun to me.

    August 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Anne

    Cyndi Lauper has her own reality show!!!

    August 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. trish

    I thoght those 2 guys were dating.

    August 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  60. relxluv

    all good.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. halligator

    Who cares?

    August 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |

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