Harry Faces Disciplinary Action for Racist Slur

Prince's use of "Paki" violates no-racism policy
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2009 5:40 AM CST
Harry Faces Disciplinary Action for Racist Slur
Britain's Prince Harry atop a military vehicle in the Helmand province, Southern Afghanistan.    (AP Photo/John Stillwell, pool)

Prince Harry will likely receive a formal reprimand after a video of him using a racist slur made waves in the British press, reports the Telegraph. Harry has already had one meeting with his regiment commander over his use of "our little Paki friend" to describe a captain in the Pakistani army. The British military has a zero-tolerance policy regarding racism.

While the Pakistani captain considers the case closed after Harry's apology, the government is worried the incident will have lasting consequences for the military's recruiting efforts in the Asian community. "Prince Harry has done untold damage, and the impression I get is that he doesn't actually think he has done anything wrong," said one official. A second investigation is ongoing into whether the home video was stolen from the prince's computer.
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