By Stephen M. Silverman
09/01/2012 at 09:00 PM EDT
“It wasn’t romantic, just fun,” Reichert is quoted as telling the U.K. Mirror. “He was so wasted, the alcohol affected him. I was there for 15 to 20 minutes.”
According to the write-up based on her interview, Reichert, a San Diego, Calif., beautician, was personally selected along with nine other young women to join the party before the third in line to the throne, 27, personally picked her to be alone with him.
“We kissed, he was naked at the time, and pretty open,” she is reported as saying. The story also says she first saw the prince earlier in the evening at the pool of their hotel, the Encore at Wynn.
“I was born in England and I’m pretty familiar with the royal family, but I didn’t know the guys he was with,” the Mirror quotes her as saying. “I was the only one who knew who he was. Everybody else was like, ‘Who’s that?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that’s Prince Harry.’ “
She says that later a member of the prince’s entourage approached her to see if she’d like to join the penthouse party. “I’m not going to pass an opportunity to party with Prince Harry,” she recalls as her response to what she termed a “random” invitation.
With the alcohol flowing and the party in full swing, there was no security check, she said.
“Harry was already undressed. It was just crazy. He looked actually delirious. There was a pool table and he was playing air guitar with pool sticks,” she said. “He was screaming out, ‘Somebody get me a glove! I’m going to do a Michael Jackson impression!’ “
She described him as giving “random naked hugs” and being “really friendly.”
The woman seen clutching and being clutched by Harry in the photos “was kind of shy and very timid,” according to Reichert. “I didn’t catch her name as we were all drinking. She was an American girl. She was very slender, really cute and pretty, kind of shy and she also seemed really drunk.”
The scene, she said, “was not like an orgy going on, it was just sexy naked. It was like almost a game. He was trying to get everybody to get naked. That was the whole point of him being naked.”
Of her own interaction with Harry, Reichert said, “We kissed for 15 to 20 minutes. … We kissed again and he said, ‘That was great.’ “
As for how it ended, “He told me I was beautiful and gorgeous, which was sweet,” she said. “Then we kind of nonchalantly returned to the party and kept drinking.”
Lying low since the incident, Harry has been defended by the Palace for his behavior.
“He didn’t do anything unlawful,” a Palace source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “What he did was entirely his own business.”
For much more on the scandal and about Harry, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now