In a new interview, the Olympian talked about his recent trip to Sin City, which included a challenge from the Royal blood himself… Fortunately for him, the shenanigans stopped in the pool.
Ryan’s interview took place on NBC’s “Today” show, where he told anchor Matt Lauer that the Prince is really a standup fellow.
“He’s part of the Royal Family and everything, but he’s really a nice guy,’’ Lochte said. “He’s really talkative. He just wanted to meet me.”
The swimmer was approached while he was relaxing at a nightclub. According to Lochte, Prince Harry’s people came over and asked if he’d like to meet the royal. Lochte agreed and from there it got weirder…
“I went over there. I was fully clothed,” said Lochte. “He says, 'You want to race me in the pool?' I took off my shirt, jumped in and we started racing."
Despite what seemed like an instant friendship brewing, Lochte was not invited to continue the party into the evening that would turn out to be the naked billiard game heard ‘round the world…
But, Lochte wasn’t offended by the snub. Instead he feels lucky and enjoyed the “beautiful girls” while they lasted.
“He never said anything like that,’’ Lochte said. “After our race and everything, we went our separate ways. I’m kind of happy. I don’t need that.’’
In addition to the Vegas party, since returning to the States, Lochte has been popping up all the over the media lately, including appearances in “90210” (which has yet to premiere), “The Tonight Show,” and “Fashion Police.”
Most important though, the champ has already set his sights on the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.