Prince Harry apologises for racist jibes

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London, January 11 (ANI): Prince Harry has apologised for his racist remarks after a home video containing his 'Paki' jibe against fellow comrade emerged.

The third in line to the throne, who is honing his flying skills to become a pilot of the meanest attack machine in the British Army, was said to have invited trouble as he called an Asian officer "our little Paki friend".

The royal, in a light-hearted manner, apparently told another cadet, who was wearing a camouflage veil off duty, "F*** me, you look like a raghead"- a nasty term to refer to an Arab.

It was alleged that Harry further went on to poke fun at the Queen as he enacted a mobile conversation while other cadets sat in the audience.

"Send my love to the corgis. I've got to go, got to go, bye. God Save You . . . yeah, that's great," News of the World quoted him as saying.

The 24-year-old also gagged about his pubic hair with one of the squad while giving orders about a forthcoming exercise in the 2006 video diary - just a year after Harry apologised for wearing a Nazi swastika at a fancy dress party.

Of the Nazi swastika incident, the then 20-year-old Harry had said: "I am very sorry if I have caused any offence. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologise."

And now, Clarence House has issued an apology for the prince's behaviour and commentary in the video, which evoked serious response from others.

Of the Paki remark, the spokesman said: "Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term can be-and is extremely sorry for any offence his words might cause.

"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.

"Prince Harry is using the term 'raghead' to mean Taliban." (ANI)

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