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Hedonistic Harry vs. worthy William

While Prince William is being lauded for airlifting an injured Canadian hiker to safety in northern Wales, TMZ has released pictures of his brother, Harry, cavorting naked in a Las Vegas hotel room. Here's a look at their differing media profiles.

Prince Harry buffs his distinct royal reputation

The British tabloid press has for years drawn a sharp distinction between Prince William and Prince Harry.

While both brothers have served in the military and won awards for their charitable work, "Wills" is portrayed as the honourable one — the rescue pilot and doting husband who will one day ascend to the throne.

Harry, on the other hand, is the hard-partying hedonist, a guy who once showed up at a private soiree dressed like a Nazi.

The difference in their reputations is especially palpable today, as William is lauded for airlifting an injured Canadian hiker to safety in northern Wales — his second dramatic helicopter rescue within a week — while TMZ.com has released pictures of Harry cavorting naked in a Las Vegas hotel room.

William’s highly publicized wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 — as well as his continuing work as a rescue pilot — has done much to burnish his heroic reputation. Prince Harry, on the other hand, remains single, a fact that inevitably stokes tabloid rumours.

Here is a photographic look at the distinctly different media profiles of the royal brothers.

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