January 11, 2009

Prince mocks gays and Asians in secret video

Prince Harry - racist, homophobic, ignorant and inbred. A BNP candidate if ever I saw one.
'Paki' jibe set to infuriate army chiefs aiming to recruit Muslims into forces

A secret video showing Prince Harry making racist remarks and mocking his late grandmother has been discovered.

The prince, who is third in line to the throne, made the comments in footage shot while training as an officer at the Sandhurst military academy in 2006, a year after being forced to make a public apology for wearing a Nazi swastika at a fancy dress party.

In the film, the 24-year-old prince calls an officer from the Pakistani army, who was on the course with him, "our little Paki friend" and, when he sees another officer cadet wearing a camouflage veil, exclaims: "Fuck me, you look like a raghead." He also mocks the Queen - the commander-in-chief of the British army - during a pretend mobile phone call to the late Queen Mother.

Last night, St James's Palace issued an apology for Harry's behaviour in the film, obtained by the News of the World. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said last night: "This sort of language is not acceptable in a modern army."

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has demanded a formal inquiry into Harry's behaviour, and Muslim groups and leading MPs have warned the comments could increase tensions with Islamic groups in the UK.

The film will infuriate army chiefs, who are actively trying to recruit Muslims as intelligence officers and translators for the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Staff officers have insisted the Army's policy must be "zero tolerance to all forms of discrimination". But the casual use of racist terms by Harry, who was promoted to lieutenant last year, appears to add weight to recent claims by a Jamaican-born soldier that he faced regular racist abuse from non-commissioned and senior officers.

In September, three army instructors were suspended after an undercover BBC investigation into the Infantry Training Centre at Catterick, in Yorkshire. During the programme, one recruit was secretly filmed yelling "Paki" as he plunged his bayonet into a target dummy.

The video begins as the prince joins other cadets gathering at an airport for their flight to Cyprus. Harry is behind the camcorder, panning over snoozing soldiers when he zooms in on the face of a Pakistani soldier. "Ah, our little Paki friend ... Ahmed," he whispers.

The second remark comes after arriving in Cyprus. Harry is again filming his comrades when one puts what appears to be some camouflage over his head. Harry says: "It's Dan the Man ... Fuck me, you look like a raghead."

Later, Harry is filmed pretending to finish a call to the Queen. "I've got to go, got to go. Send my love to the corgis. Send my love to the corgis and Grandpa. God Save You... yeah, that's great."

In another piece of footage, Harry gives orders to his comrades on an upcoming exercise. When he asks if there are any questions, one says: "Are your pubes ginger too?" Harry replies: "Yes, they are," to laughter from the rest.

Later Harry, again wielding the camera, asks another member of the squad to talk through the exercise they have just done. He asks for "your ups and downs in the exercise. Highs and lows ... Good points, bad points." Off camera, he adds: "How do you feel? Gay? Queer on the side?"



Anonymous said...

Having served in the RAF myself I sadly think these sort of comments are all too frequent.
Terms such as 'raghead' 'choggi' and 'gadgi' are used often in general conversation. I don't believe the people who use it are out and out racists but I think what this story highlights is the casual and institutional racism that still exists in the armed forces, despite claims to the contrary.

Kashmiri Nomad said...

Lancaster Unity with Britain's Prince Harry making racial slurs against Muslim members of the British Army.


beefy stroganofski said...

After wearing a nazi uniform at a party, does this racist idiot in line to the throne no no shame?

It wouldn't have surprised me to see Prince Harry on the BNP membership list.

Bet Prince Charles is fuming!

Anonymous said...

If I remember right, the royal guards are also riddled with racism, with tales of black soldiers being bullied far more than their white counterparts.

It's sickening and it's got to stop if we want black and Asian soldiers to fight in our armies.

mad axeman said...

It's a wonder that Simon Darby doesn't go for the ultimate press coup and make Prince Harry the honorary Life President of the BNP (by proxy). With the euro elections coming up, this would have made so many headlines for the BNP.

Not that I want to give nazis bright ideas.

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