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Arrangment of British newspaper headlines on stories about nude pictures of Prince Harry in Las Vegas.

What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there.

TMZ clearly didn’t get that memo. This week, via an unknown source, the gossip website released provocative images of Prince Harry naked in the middle of a strip billiards game.

In some images, Harry – who has a reputation as quite the party boy is hugging a woman who also appears to be in her birthday suit as well.

Oh, Prince Harry. What will the Queen say?

In these modern times where anything you say or do can be easily spread across the Internet, it’s necessary to stay a few clicks ahead. Here are some tips on how to play your cards right – and put down a royal flush instead of a royal blush.

Resign from social media. Well, only temporarily.

It should be no secret by now that your social media sites are up for grabs by everyone from your college to job recruiters. But, in times of serious, potentially life-changing applications and opportunities, you have two choices: the easy way or the hard way.

One, search for anything that might be questionable, whether it’s a photo or status. Erase, delete and untag. Even then, something still may slip through.

Two, just suspend your account for a short period of time until that college acceptance letter or job offer comes through… avoiding potential hazards completely.

Be very careful about profile pictures

Especially coming off of a warm, relaxing summer, most people have some pictures of them frolicking on the beach or beside the pool. And while it might be tempting to show off your swimsuit body, you’ll regret that.

In some instances, it’ll be the first impression that people will see of you. And do you want a potential employer to remember you as the girl in the bikini? It’s very hard to unsee that.

Remember your legacy

Oprah spoke to Rihanna in a recent “Next Chapter” interview and reminded her that no matter what, she and Chris Brown would always be remembered for domestic abuse rather than their music or other endeavors.

Although you may not realize it now, an embarrassing photo or incident, could haunt you and trail you for the rest of your life.

Imagine facing your family

Can you imagine the Queen’s reaction to this whole scandal? Now, picture having to look your family and friends in the eyes and explain yourself. Doesn’t sound so much fun, does it?

Colleen Bidwill is a Summer 2012 USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent. Learn more about her here.

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