Prince Harry Apologizes for Slur

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2009 9:35 PM CST

(Newser) – Prince Harry's in hot water again. The young royal issued an apology tonight for referring to a Pakistani member of his military outfit as "our little Paki friend," the Times of London reports. In a newly surfaced video made during his officer training in 2006, then 21-year-old Harry also tells a camouflaged member of his troupe that he looks like a "raghead," and he has a little fun at the expense of his grandmother, the queen.

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Harry is videotaped pretending to end a fake phone call by saying, amid laughter, “Send my love to the corgis and grandpa.” He then adds: “God Save You.” A palace statement says Harry—who had to apologize a year ago for wearing a swastika—made the "Paki" reference without malice about a friend. “Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term can be, and is extremely sorry for any offense his words might cause.” By "raghead," he was referring to Iraqi or Taliban insurgents, it said.
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