Prince Harry Apologizes to Pakistani Officer
Prince Harry has called to apologize his friend Ahmed Raza Khan after a home video he made in 2006 came to light. In the video, Harry introduces his fellow cadet as 'our little Paki friend' and said that Khan looked like a 'rag-head'.
He evidently made the call arrangements via a mutual friend to 'clear the air'. Khan has so far not made any complaint regarding the remarks.
Prince Harry, who was being lambasted by the press and UK government officials, was expected to get a serious dressing down from his commanding officer.
Harry, whose 2006 video has caused a storm in Britain, telephoned Ahmed Raza Khan — his former fellow — cadet at Sandhurst military school — in Pakistan to "clear the air", The Sun reported.
Fresh off the heels of his son's row over the 'Paki' comment, Prince Charles is taking flack for supposedly calling his friend 'Sooty' at a private club.
Prince Charles and his sons have been referring to Kolin Dhillon by the nickname for years when they met at Cirencester Polo club. Dhillon insists he was not offended by it.
He said in a short statement: "I have to say that you know you have arrived when you acquire a nickname.
"I enjoy being called 'Sooty' by my friends, who I am sure universally use the name as a term of affection with no offence meant or felt.
Prince Charles' office denied Tuesday that he or his two sons are racist, after reports that the heir to the British throne has long called an Asian friend by the nickname "Sooty."
The denial from Clarence House came days after a video emerged in which Prince Harry, Charles's younger son, was heard referring to an army colleague of South Asian origin as a "Paki."