Prince Harry, The Pony Memphis Strip Club


This Memphis strip club is apparently hoping to ride some royal coattails.

The Pony Club, which bills itself on its own sign as "America's Strip Joint" and is the largest topless gentleman's club in Tennessee, has posted a "Welcome Prince Harry" sign on its marquee in anticipation of the royal rolling into town with brother Prince William this weekend for pal Guy Pelly's wedding.

And there's just something about the civilian surroundings and Prince Harry's name underneath that flashy pink sign with the stallion logo and silhouetted pole dancer that makes for an awesome visual.

Not that the newly single 29-year-old is planning to make a stop there or anything, but he can consider this an open invitation to stop by for some VIP treatment. And his brother is totally welcome, too, but management didn't want to cause any trouble for the husband and father back home.

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"We actually first put up on the sign two days ago when we confirmed they were coming [to town]," club owner Jerry Westlund exclusively tells E! News. "We first put on the sign 'Welcome Prince William and Prince Harry,' but we took Prince William off because in case his wife does come we didn't want to create any marital strife."

Surely Kate Middleton appreciates it.

"I can't imagine if Prince William and Prince Harry are coming to a wedding that the brothers will be sitting around in their rooms," Westlund added. "If they want to party, they should party with us. There is always room for royalty in the champagne room."

Kate Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince Harry

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While William has yet to be seen Stateside, Harry touched down in Miami yesterday ahead of the weekend festivities in Tennessee and immediately headed to hot spot Hakkasan inside the Fontainebleu hotel for dinner with friends.

Afterward it was off to LIV Night Club, where the group hung out in a private skybox and Harry's security detail made sure that no fellow clubgoers were able to snap clear pictures.

He'll be in Memphis by Friday night, though, for Pelly's rehearsal dinner. The London nightclub owner is marrying Holiday Inn heiress Lizzy Wilson.

Alas, there probably just won't be enough time for Harry to saddle up at The Pony this weekend, though he and his brother are certainly welcome. We're told that the dancers are particularly excited about the prospect of meeting Harry, who's back on the market after splitting up with Cressida Bonas.

"Prince Harry has shown more than once his willingness to labor in the vineyards of the people here in the U.S.," Westlund said a nod to Harry's infamous trip to Las Vegas after which photos of him playing naked billiards in his suite among a co-ed crowd made the rounds. "We hope he does come here, but we will try to keep him fully clothed at the Pony. Prince Harry—we can keep a secret. What happens in Mid-South stays in the Mid-South."

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