Prince Harry and His “Nasty” Video
By: John Lillpop
British royalty is–well, a pain in the royal arse! Always has been, always will be.
However, there is a notable exception.
That would be Prince Harry, who continually defies the stereotype of Royalty as a gaggle of out of touch, humorless and boring blokes by engaging in high spirited antics worthy of the most dead common commoner.
Harry’s latest dilly is what the British press term a “Nasty” video, which proves that the English language is far too damn precious to be left in the hands of the English.
By American standards, Harry’s video, which includes well placed “F” bombs, and hilarious mocking of that old prune known in more respectful circles as the Queen mum, is quite tame indeed.
From Newsoftheworld, a UK web site, (1), in part, these scintillating details:
(Note: The text that follows includes the Brit’s weird spelling of words like “colour” and “grovelling.” As I said, the English language is too good for the English!)
“ROYAL rebel Prince Harry today stands accused of racism in a bombshell home video as he swaggers in front of his army comrades.
“The soldier prince pours shame on the Royal Family as he calls an Asian squaddie â€œour little Paki friendâ€ and tells another officer cadet jokingly wearing a camouflage veil off duty: â€œF*** me, you look like a ragheadâ€â€”an offensive term for an Arab.
“Harry, 24, third in line to the throne, also mocks the Queenâ€”who is Commander-in-Chief of the British Armyâ€”while acting out a mobile phone call to her in front of other cadets at a field camp in Cyprus.
“They laugh out loud as the disrespectful Prince pretends to get bored talking to his grandmother and dismissively hangs up on her saying: â€œSend my love to the corgis. Iâ€™ve got to go, got to go, bye. God Save You . . . yeah, thatâ€™s great.â€
“He even jokes about the colour of his pubic hair with one soldier in the middle of giving orders.
“His sick remarks will not only have infuriated the Queen but could also increase tensions with Islamic groups in the UK who were outraged that he went to fight and kill Muslims in Afghanistan.
“And they will mortify Army chiefs trying to recruit soldiers from Britianâ€™s ethnic minorities.
“The film was made in 2006, just a year after Harry was shamed for wearing a Nazi swastika at a fancy dress party and forced to make a grovelling apology.”
Harry may never be king, but at least the lad has a soul and a helacious sense of humor, a rarity in Jolly old England!