London, January 13 (ANI): Most Brits have come to the defence of Prince Harry following his 'Paki' jibe, insisting that they did not believe the royal was a racist.
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" remarks against fellow 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".
The 24-year-old's foul-mouthed commentary in the three-year-old video, published by the News of the World, has been condemned by Muslim groups, top politicians and anti-racist campaigners.
But, according to the survey headed by onepoll.com, more than 80 percent Brits believed that the reference had been "a throwaway remark among his Army mates," reports the Daily Star.
A spokesman for the site said: "Harry is a very popular member of the Royal Family and it seems people are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt here."
The incident has evoked serious response from many including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who dubbed the royal's comments "unacceptable", though he added the "sincerity of his apology cannot be doubted". (ANI)