One Direction Celebrates Radio 1 Teen Awards With ‘Prince Harry’ (PHOTOS)
The lads of One Direction are certifiably five of the biggest teen idols on the planet, but Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson idolize another famous Brit: Prince Harry.
After picking up their third Radio 1 Teen Award Sunday night in London, the “Live While We’re Young” singers brought Prince Harry — well, a life-size cardboard cut-out of him — onstage to help celebrate their victory.
A source at the event told UK’s OK!, “They were getting a bit giddy and clearly worship Harry’s antics in Vegas.”
If there’s anyone who could understand being a constant media target, it’s Prince Harry. After his naked Las Vegas romp became a worldwide publicity nightmare, the boys of One Direction defended his hard-partying antics.
“I think he’s actually such a strong figure, because he’s real,” Tomlinson told E! in September. Meanwhile, Horan also defended the prince’s actions, telling E!, “He’s a 20-odd year-old guy doing what he wants.”
But he’s not like any normal lad. “A lot of people would have gone away on holiday and whatever, it doesn’t matter for them. For him — it matters,” Payne said.
One Direction got themselves in hot water last April, when the boys decided to go gambling in Australia. Horan recently told The Sun: “I won £100, which seemed reasonable, then I stopped. I’ll have to say, ‘No comment’ about the others. Let’s just say it got a bit ugly and a lot of money was lost. A lot.”
“In all honesty, I didn’t have a clue what was happening,” he said.