Red Cheeked Prince Harry to attend an equality and diversity course after a series of race slurs. It will be the second time the gaffe-prone prince has had lessons on how not to be racist since joining the army.
Military chiefs agreed the move after revelations that the 24-year-old called fellow officer Ahmed Raza Khan a “Paki” and that he and the Prince of Wales refer to an Indian polo friend as “Sooty”.
Harry aimed the offensive term at his military colleague while waiting at an airport for a flight to Cyprus in 2006.
It was caught on video, as was his use of the jibe “raghead” at another officer cadet wearing a camouflage veil.
And this week black stand-up comic Stephen K Amos, a panellist on Five’s The Wright Stuff, told a TV audience the prince said to him: “You don’t sound like a black chap.” The remark was allegedly made after Amos appeared at the Prince of Wales’s 60th birthday celebration, We Are Most Amused, last November.
It is hoped the Prince’s attendance on the course will impress upon him how insensitive and damaging the remarks were, it was reported.
Today, a Ministry of Defense spokesman said: “The Army has concluded its investigations into this case.” Referring to the course, a senior military insider said: “Although this matter will go on Harry’s record, it will not go against him.”
A Clarence House spokesman said: “Prince Harry has said sorry for his remarks and has been subjected to normal Army disciplinary procedures. “The matter is now closed.”