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Ennyllorac 01-08-2005 11:54 AM

Prince Harry's Afrika Korps Costume: January 2005
Warren, moderator of the British Forum, has retitled thread. I have quoted him here as a reference point. Thanks Warren, for your contributions!

I've just retitled this thread "Prince Harry's Nazi Costume," and it'll stay open for as long as people have constructive things to say on this subject. The new regular Harry thread is here:

Please don't post any stuff about the Nazi costume over there; this thread will be available for as long as needed for this conversation to continue.

Reina 01-08-2005 01:42 PM


Whether the family supports interracial marriages or not I don't think matters as I don't think the British public would "support" an interracial marraige if William or Harry (or any other member) were to want one. While it's becoming more "natural" to see interracial couples in the public eye, societies have yet to embrace the idea of interracial relationships... It's a sad but true statistic.
I agree. But you know what else is sad is that ppl are ok with interracial marriages b/t asains (alexandra of denmark) and caucasians and even cubans (maria teresa of luxembourg) and caucasians, but if it ever came to a relationship b/t a black and a caucasian then whewww-there will be a big dillemma. This is insanely sad and hypocritical esp. the ones who say the USA is closeminded.:mad: Anyway this view should not be and I hope one of the heirs to the throne marries a nice, bllack lady that he is in love with and wants to share his life with. But just think of what she could go through. She could possibly be disdained by the public and other members of other royal families, but I pray that this is not the case.
Prince HArry should be careful of what he says cuz it could hurt alot of ppl.

sandee 01-12-2005 06:44 PM

I was watching BBC NEWS on tv and heard about this story, so i went to their site ...heres the link

queenkat101 01-12-2005 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by sandee
I was watching BBC NEWS on tv and heard about this story, so i went to their site ...heres the link

He should really know better than to do something so stupid!! It's not a clever or funny outfit, it's really offensive. And the theme really pisses me off too.... colonials and natives? The days of the Empire are over!! And thank God for that!! Prince William should have made him take off that awful swastika.. the desert gear would have sufficed for the theme of the party. Badly done Harry!!!:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Akilah 01-12-2005 07:35 PM

Harry's Nazi Costume
:eek: :eek: What was Harry thinking when he wore a Nazi uniform to a party? He should have known better or should he? Maybe there is some truth to the rumor that Harry is not to bright up stairs. He is proving to be truly his paternal grandfather's grandson. After all the the noise he made over his mother's death. He now looks really stupid, and he doesn't make Eton College or the British royal's look to bright. Just think of all the money spent on his education or the years you would think he would have recieved a history lesson.

However, I think Harry maybe showing the world the ideology held by him and the entire royal family. It is sad to say, but it is so true. Harry's actions are unforgiveable. From this point on my sympathy for him and his brother will be no longer. He and maybe even William are not as sensitive as they are portrayed to be by Clarence House and the public media. I also read Willian was present at the party dressed as a lion. Now if William could have chosen an apprioprate costume than so could have Harry.

Ennyllorac 01-12-2005 07:36 PM

When did this happen?

GrandDuchess 01-12-2005 07:41 PM

From BBC News:
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Harry says sorry for Nazi costume

Prince Harry has apologised for wearing a swastika armband to a friend's fancy dress party.

Clarence House issued a statement in response to a photograph published on the front page of the Sun newspaper under the headline, "Harry the Nazi".

It read: "Prince Harry has apologised for any offence or embarrassment he has caused. He realises it was a poor choice of costume."

The Board of Deputies of British Jews said the costume was in "bad taste".

A spokesman said: "The board is pleased that he's apologised for the incident.

"It was clearly in bad taste, especially in the run-up to holocaust memorialday on the 27th of this month, which the Royal Family will be taking a leadingrole in commemorating."

The picture was taken at the weekend at a friend's birthday party in Wiltshire, which had the fancy dress theme "colonial and native".

Prince Harry, 20, appears to be wearing a German desert uniform and a swastika armband.


Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, of the Reform Synagogues of GreatBritain, said: "The fact that the palace has issued an apology indicates thatthis was a mistake by the prince.

"But having been given, the apology should now be accepted."

But the Queen's former assistant press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, said: "This young man has got to come up front and be seen in person making an apology."

Former armed forces minister Doug Henderson MP said the picture showed the prince was "not suitable" for the prestigious royal military academy Sandhurst, which he is due to attend later this year.

"If it was anyone else, the application wouldn't be considered. It should be withdrawn immediately," said the Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North.

The prince, who is third in line to the throne, hit the headlines last year after a scuffle with a photographer at a nightclub.

The Sun reported that Prince William was also at the party - dressed as a lion.

hillary_nugent 01-12-2005 07:43 PM

The Sydney Morning Herald

Harry's Nazi get-up
January 13, 2005 - 9:50AM,0.jpg The front page of The Sun showing Harry sporting a Nazi uniform.

Britain's Prince Harry apologised today after he was pictured on the front page of The Sun newspaper in a Nazi soldier's uniform he wore to a fancy dress party, the royal family said.

The Sun's front page showed the prince, with a cigarette and drink in hand, wearing a swastika armband.

The newspaper said he had attended a fancy dress party in the uniform of a fascist soldier.

In a statement, the prince said: "I am very sorry if I caused any offence or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologise."


I don't think Harry thinks much about what he does beforehand...

Ennyllorac 01-12-2005 07:44 PM

What was he thinking? :confused:

Elspeth 01-12-2005 07:44 PM

Someone needs to take that lad in hand and make him think things through a bit before he acts on his various impulses. Some of the tabloid press is gunning for him as it is; there's no good reason for him to be handing them this sort of ammunition.

Edited to say - I've moved this thread to the Wales family forum.

GrandDuchess 01-12-2005 07:54 PM

This is so utterly horrible, tasteless, shameful and really disgusting! Wearing a nazi uniform and swastika – I mean is there even any way to apologise for this? And what the h*ll is Clarence House thinking – issuing a statement?! If an apology, acceptable or not, is to be delivered – it should be done directly by Harry himself.

After all the stupid and irresponsible things the United Kingdom’s 3rd in line to the throne has done – wouldn’t you think he have learnt something by now?! This really shows what an irresponsible brat Harry is. I wonder what will come next…

Wilton 01-12-2005 08:02 PM

I think what's particularly disturbing is that Prince William was at the very same party and even if they arrived seperately did not approach his brother and immediately usher him out of the room.

Lena 01-12-2005 08:28 PM

What to say? It´s a shame...shame on Harry!
It´s one thing to celebrate wild parties and to be the "clown" of the family, and an other one to wear such an outfit! I can only assume (benefit of a doubt), Harry wasn´t aware of his mistake. Otherwise he would have noticed, that he might hurt people, who have made terrible experiences with the Nazi-regime or with neo-Nazis.
So he´s either an idiot, or a misled bad boy...both cases are neither good for his image, nor for the Royal family

Ennyllorac 01-12-2005 08:33 PM

I would hate to think that he is like his mother once said refering to her own intelligence "thick as a plank". Prince Harry really needs to think before he acts.

Reina 01-12-2005 08:35 PM

The boy is an a-hole and if I could talk to him in his face right now I would tell him. But I think that he is foolish. I also think that he should not be coddled cuz he has proven he is ready to go out into the world and make his own foolish decisions.

Dennism 01-12-2005 08:37 PM

I think which is just as just as bad or even worse is that the theme of the party was "colonial and native". We don´t need such things anymore. Insult to the millions of people who have suffered under the Empire and the millions who supported them as well and to the millions who suffered under other colonialistic governments. Boo to the party planners!

Reina 01-12-2005 08:39 PM

Why would William go to such a thing? Geez dude...:((((

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-12-2005 09:08 PM

I think this is so horrible! How could Harry do something so offensive? Hasn't he ever learned about anit-Semitism? I mean, I've backed Harry before, but I've lost all hope in him ever being good. Someone needs to teach him a lesson.

Reina 01-12-2005 09:27 PM

You knwo maybe if I was not at college busting my bottom to succeed I would have more sympathy cuz we are both young and we should live like it. But he is at the age where he needs to be doing something for his future even if he is the prince. Myself and my peers at all universities are the same age as him, but we are working so hard and yet he has a vacation every other day. It is like he has taken super early retirement. Please get a life and make it count for the greater good!!!

bigheadshirmp 01-12-2005 10:06 PM

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found this pics of Harry's gf....Chelsy Davythe pic's from billed-bladet

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