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#1 13 years ago

a nazi uniform complete with a swastica can only spell s c a n d a l for young prince harry...a better choice wouldv'e been a down on his luck transexual Harry's Nazi costume called 'stupid and evil' attachment.php?attachmentid=24544 By Robert Barr / The Associated Press LONDON - Being the son of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, buys some sympathy, but not enough to get away with wearing a Nazi uniform. That's what Prince Harry is learning, to immense royal embarrassment, after his party costume provoked outrage from Jewish groups and politicians. The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged the wayward 20-year-old to go to Auschwitz, site of the wartime death camp, to atone; the leader of the opposition Conservative party demanded a public apology, and another legislator wanted Harry barred from the army. "What Harry did was both stupid and evil," said Lord Janner, a senior figure in Britain's Jewish community. "The time has come for him to make a public apology." Harry made his first apology Wednesday night, just as the Sun newspaper's first edition was hitting the streets with a big headline - HARRY THE NAZI - and a picture of the young royal wearing a swastika arm band. The picture was snapped by a guest at a costume party on Saturday and apparently sold to the Sun. Prince William, Harry's older brother, reportedly was attired as a leopard and lion for the birthday party, which had a "native and colonial" theme. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologize," Harry said in a statement issued through the office of his father, Prince Charles. "I think a lot of people will be disappointed to see that photograph and it will cause a lot of offence," said Michael Howard, leader of Britain's main opposition Conservative party. "I think it might be appropriate for him to tell us himself just how contrite he now is," added Howard, who is Jewish. The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles expressed outrage. "We strongly urge Prince Harry to accompany the British delegation on Jan. 27 to the Auschwitz death camp to commemorate 60 years since liberation," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the centre. "There he will see the results of the hated symbol he so foolishly and brazenly chose to wear." However, a spokesman at Clarence House, Prince Charles's London residence, said sending Harry to the ceremonies at Auschwitz "is not something we would be considering." "Basically, we felt that the prince's apology last evening was very comprehensive and extensive," said the spokesman. Still, Harry's actions upset many Israelis. Vice-Premier Shimon Peres called it "very bizarre." "Well, the next time he will dress up and behave like a prince," Peres said. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said: "The use of Nazi symbols is always intolerable . . . especially now that we are marking the 60th anniversary of the release from the death camps." Prime Minister Tony Blair's office was reluctant to get involved. "Clearly an error was made," Blair's official spokesman said. "That has been recognized by Harry, and I think it is better that this matter continues to be dealt with by (Buckingham) Palace." Doug Henderson, a legislator and former defence ministry official, said Harry was unfit to take his place at Sandhurst, the military academy. But Janner said: "I would send him in the army as fast as possible. I hope that would teach him not to behave like that." The incident secured Harry's place as the current buffoon in the long-running royal soap opera. In October, Harry got into a fist fight with a photographer outside a nightclub. Before that, a former art teacher at Eton claimed she had helped Harry cheat on an exam - a charge rejected by a tribunal. And in 2002, Charles made Harry spend a day at a drug rehabilitation centre after he was caught smoking marijuana and indulging in underage drinking. Charles himself has served his time as most disgraceful royal; so has Harry's outspoken grandfather Prince Philip, his uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and their wives, and his aunt, Princess Anne. But none had ever trampled so thoroughly on sensitivities about the Second World War and the Holocaust, still vivid issues in Britain even as audiences roar at dancing Nazis in Mel Brooks's musical version of The Producers in London's West End. "This incident serves as another reminder, if one were needed, of the importance for Holocaust education, particularly amongst the young," said Stephen Smith, who heads the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, which organizes British commemorations of the Jan. 27 anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps. Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, will mark the day by holding a reception at St. James's Palace for death camp survivors and some of the British soldiers who liberated them. source: Halifax Herald




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#2 13 years ago

teh masterz of scandals..... the british royal house has a nack of getting into situations like hits :uhm:




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#3 13 years ago
'Dreadnought[DK']teh masterz of scandals..... the british royal house has a nack of getting into situations like hits :uhm:

They are humans, right? They make mistake just like other normal peopleembarrasmentx.gif




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#4 13 years ago

but they make them on a different level. there's a difference between a mistake and a scandal.




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#5 13 years ago

I don't look at that as scandal.Obviously kid(prince) had some reason to harm his Royal family and he did successfuly.That's all. I don't approve of his way for doinig it but, but...




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#6 13 years ago

Hmmm good read Pa. I bet you're right.




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#7 13 years ago

Yes He only being a young boy ... Gee that is gonna make charlies ears glow [color=red]RED[/color] [color=black]poor Kid, i don,t think he set out to affend ? :( [/color] her majesty a preety nice ladie , but she doesn,t have alot to say. her majesty never changes from day to day. Well i really wanna tell her that I love her alot But id have to have a belly full of wine !!! some day , i,m gonna make here Mine :lol: :lol:




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#8 13 years ago

Young Boy???? He is [color=red]20 yrs OLD[/color]!!! Kid needs to get a life!




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#9 13 years ago

I'm sorry, but he was at a private Fancy dress party... I don't think he has done anything wrong.

His mate who sold the picture to the tabloids for £10,000 is however a total bastard.

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#10 13 years ago

i'm agree the Hewy. it's not an issue as far as i'm concern. thousands of people dress up as German soldiers to re-enact WWII battles. if he had gone dressed as Hitler, or Himmler then fair eniugh, but to go as a Soldier, a Grunt, whatever... it's pathetic, it doesn't matter. people should get off the kids back. :vikki:




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