Harry has invited his “Paki Friend” for lunch

The Sun report reveal today that Prince Harry has invited Captain Ahmed Raza khan, who he refered to as his “Paki Friend”, for lunch at St james’s Palace next month.

Ahmed Raza, now a hero officer in the Pakistan Army, will visit the UK while on a month’s leave. Ahmed, who was at Sandhurst, Surrey, in 2005 and 2006, was recently honoured for bravery after being shot in a battle with the Taliban.

24-year old Prince Harry was horrified in January when an old video clip emerged in which he zooms in on the cadet and said: “Ah, our little Paki friend . . Ahmed.”

But the both of them, who trained together at Sandhurst military academy, have kept in touch since Harry phoned to apologise for his racist remark.

A prince harry source said: “Harry jumped at the chance of meeting his friend again. Bizarrely, they have struck up a close relationship since the race row broke. Harry still feels embarrassed by what he said and wants to see Ahmed to say sorry to him personally. He appreciated how well Ahmed handled the situation and helped defuse the controversy”.

“I will meet up with Prince Harry. I have told him many times he is my friend.” a close friend of Ahmed Raza said.