Prince Harry personally apologises to Asian officer over ”Paki” remark

January 13th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Jan 13 (ANI): Prince Harry has offered personal apology to the Asian army officer whom he called Paki in a home video.

The 24-year-old prince is believed to have telephoned Captain Ahmed Raza Khan in Pakistan to clear the air over the matter, reports the Telegraph.

The prince’’s comments sparked a storm of controversy after the video was released by British newspaper News of the World.

A source close to Harry told The Sun newspaper the prince phoned Khan, a Lieutenant in the Pakistani army’’s Frontier Regiment, after a mutual friend helped put them in touch.

“Since the footage came to light, Harry’’s main concern has been that he may have offended a friend,” the source said.

His father has spoken of refusing to accept the Prince’’s apology, saying he profoundly condemned his remarks.

However, Lt Khan himself is said to have accepted the Prince’’s explanation in the call.

The Prince has apologised publicly for the comments and is expected to receive a major dressing down from his commanding officer later this week.

However, he is unlikely to face formal disciplinary charges, as Lt Khan has not filed a complaint.

British PM Gordon Brown has said that the people were likely to give the Prince the benefit of the doubt in wake of his apology. (ANI)

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