Prince Harry in hot water over 2006 remarks he filmed himself

January 11, 2009

England (ChattahBox) — Britain’s Prince Harry spokespeople apologized on Saturday after a newspaper revealed off-color remarks he had filmed himself while in military service.

The News of the World said the recording was made in 2006, a year after the prince was chastised for wearing a Nazi uniform at a costume party, a gaffe that sparked international outcry.

In this case Harry, 24, and third in line to the British throne, seemed to be entertaining himself and his comrades when he could be heard saying: “Anyone else here … ah, our little Paki friend … Ahmed” as he zoomed onto the face of an Asian cadet while waiting at an airport to fly to Cyprus.

A royal spokesman said there had been no racist intent in Harry’s words.

“Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term (Paki) can be, and is extremely sorry for any offence his words might cause,” the spokesman said.

“However, on this occasion three years ago, Prince Harry used the term without any malice and as a nickname about a highly popular member of his platoon.

“There is no question that Prince Harry was in any way seeking to insult his friend.”

The paper said the film also showed the prince telling another officer cadet wearing a camouflage veil while off duty “F*** me, you look like a raghead”—an offensive term for an Arab.

The royal spokesman said Harry had used “raghead” to mean a Taliban or Iraqi insurgent.

The Prince who seems to be following the lead of his grandad the Duke of Edinburgh with his remarks,also was seen mocking the Queen in a pretend conversation with her, and making a number of other remarks that could be seen as him being just one of the guys, if it weren’t for his royal standing.

In May, Harry, grandson of British monarch Queen Elizabeth, was awarded a military service medal for 10 weeks of frontline service in Afghanistan.

His tour of duty there with the Household Cavalry Regiment had been cut short after a media blackout collapsed, sparking fears worldwide coverage of his deployment could make him a target for pro-Taliban insurgents.

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