Who would have thought it? Prince Harry is just a normal bloke in spite of the weird circumstances of his upbringing.
The News of the World said it had a video of the army lieutenant calling a colleague a “Paki” while pretending to make a phonecall to the Queen. [...] During the faked call to the Queen, as the Commander in Chief of the British Army, the prince says, “Granny I’ve got to go, send my love to the Corgis and Grandpa.” He finishes saying: “I’ve got to go, got to go, bye. God Save You … yeah, that’s great.”
In a separate incident, Prince Harry is heard calling another officer cadet a “raghead”, the News of the World said. [...] The statement continued: “Prince Harry used the term ‘raghead’ to mean Taleban or Iraqi insurgent.”
Sounds like a great guy to me. Sure, I am all for abominating racism like any other form of odious collectivism (like socialism for example, which is tyranny for all rather than just tyranny for certain racial groups), but this hypersensitivity to any politically incorrect use of language is really annoying. I know Pakistani people who use the word ‘Paki’ for Christ’s sake! And ‘raghead’? Kill the enemy by all means but lets not insult them, eh?
This is the comment I left on the BBC site:
Wow, you mean he actually speaks like the 90% of the population who are not members of the media/political class?