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Did Ryan Lochte Ditch Prince Harry After Las Vegas Pool Race?

Prince Harry probably doesn't hear "no" a lot, but Ryan Lochte claims he ditched the ginger royal last August after their well-documented pool race. Then again, this is the same guy who said he turned down The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars, when there's some debate over whether they ever wanted him at all.

Ryan told In Touch Weekly he met Harry at a party in Las Vegas. “He asked if I wanted to race him in the pool. I said, ‘Let me go get my suit,’ but he said, ‘No, we’re doing it right now!’ So we jumped in fully clothed."

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The Olympic swimmer told In Touch that, after they were done racing, he left Harry in the water and headed back to his friends. “We hung out in the pool for a little bit longer and then I was like, ‘Hey, it was a pleasure meeting you. I'm going to go back to my friends at my table.' I know he's a prince but my friends were there. That's the reason that I went to Vegas — for my friends. So [Prince Harry and I] went our separate ways.”

We would've stayed with you, Harry — or at least invited you to come along to meet our friends. Ryan further called Harry "a really nice guy," and even though he wasn't there when Harry had his infamous Vegas stripdown, he found it "just sad that someone would go out of their way to try to sabotage him to make a quick buck."

Yeah, if you want a quick buck you should just launch your own reality TV show!

Source: In Touch Weekly

04.29.2013 / 07:43 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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