Prince Harry's 'Paki' jibe 'unacceptable', says Gordon Brown

 
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London, January 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has condemned Prince Harry's 'Paki' remark directed towards his fellow comrade, dubbing it "unacceptable".

Accused of racism, the Prince, training to pilot the meanest attack machine in the British Army, is facing probe by military officials after a home video containing his "Paki" and "raghead" jibes against other cadets emerged.

Clarence House had immediately issued a statement apologising for Harry's behaviour, adding, "there is no question that he was in any way seeking to insult his friend".

Harry's foul-mouthed commentary in the three-year-old video, published by the News of the World, has been condemned by top politicians and anti-racist campaigners, reports the Telegraph.

Speaking about the row for the first time, Brown said: "I think Prince Harry knows that these comments are unacceptable and I think he has made an apology ... These comments have no part in our life and I think he is meeting his commanding officer quite soon to talk about them."

He, however, added: "I think the sincerity of his apology cannot be doubted. It was a mistake, he has made the admission of that and, once he has made his apology, I think the British people are good enough to give someone who has actually been a role model for young people and has done well fighting for our country, gone into very difficult situations with bravery, the benefit of the doubt."

The soldier prince came under fire for calling Lt Ahmed Raza Khan "our little Paki friend".

The royal, apparently in a light-hearted manner, had told another officer, 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.

He had said: "Granny I''''''''ve got to go, got to go, send my love to the corgis and Grandpa. God save you ... yeah, that''s great."

The 24-year-old also gagged about his pubic hair with one of the squad and dubbed most of the Army exercises as "pointless tasks" in the 2006 video. (ANI)

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