Gordon Brown: Harry's Sorry, Now Move On

But victim's dad slams prince
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 12, 2009 7:35 AM CST
Britain's Prince Harry steps from a military plane at RAF Brize Norton, England, on his return from active military service in Afghanistan, Saturday, March 1, 2008.    (AP Photo / Andrew Parsons, PA)
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(Newser) – Britain’s PM defended Prince Harry today amid an uproar over an army training-camp home video in which Harry calls a colleague “our little Paki friend,” the Daily Mail reports. “I think Prince Harry knows that these comments aren't acceptable,” Gordon Brown said, in calling for the matter to be dropped. “I think the sincereness of his apology cannot be doubted.” But the cadet’s father begged to differ, calling Harry’s words “a disgraceful insult.”

While Brown called Harry a “role model” for his efforts in Afghanistan action, the father rejected Harry’s claims that his comments weren’t meant to be derogatory. Harry will face a lecture from his commanding officer and a mark on his record.