Prince Harry Beats Hasty Retreat To L.A. Airport

8/22/2012 9:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

082212_prince_harry_splashPrince Harry wasn't in the mood to discuss the ball-cupping naked photos from Vegas this weekend -- quickly hopping into a black Escalade yesterday in L.A. ... and gunning it to the airport.

Harry was leaving a swank restaurant near Venice Beach when a photog asked if he had any comment about the photos -- big surprise ... Harry did not.

As we reported, Harry has already returned to the Motherland after TMZ posted photos of the royal going Cockney in a Vegas hotel room with a bunch of hot chicks Friday night.

If you ask us, there's nothing to be ashamed about.