Thursday, January 13, 2005

What the Hell was that BOY thinking ???

Please tell me that my disgust with Prince Harry is not only mine. I mean What the Hell was he thinking. It's not like the Prince had no idea of the History books when he got dressed for that party, knowing full well that the Cameras would be focused on him the moment he set foot out of his home. Did he do this for a SHOCK FACTOR tabloid report, i mean is he THAT STUPID !!!

And I ask , Prince Charles had nothing to say about his SONS behavior??? Holy Shit is the Royal Family that ignorant?? I am sure his Mother Diana Princess of Wales is ROLLING in her grave !!!!

I am sure SHE would not be proud of her sons ignorance. AND I am sure SHE would force him to attend the trip.


I agree with Jewish Leaders that Prince Harry (ie the Wild Child) should travel to Auschwitz with the delegation to MAKE REPARATIONS for his STUPID and ASSININE BEHAVIOR. I think that all Britons should call for his apology on Live Television and force BUCKINGHAM PALACE to Reprimand him and force this issue instead of burying it beneath the "it would not be right for him to attend issue, that is would take the purpose of that visit to another area," yeah like make sure that Harry gets educated and apologizes to the world for his STUPID behavior.

I have 3 reports for you about our "Wild Child."


Prince Harry Photo Triggers Controversy
How could he do it? That is what they are wondering in Britain about Prince Harry. A photograph of the 20-year-old royal heir has triggered a royal controversy, because he was seen wearing a Nazi uniform complete with swastika armband. The picture has astounded everyone. Prince Harry who is currently third in line for the British throne was seen in the tabloids wearing an armband with a symbol of hate and human cruelty. He wore the outfit to a friend's costume party in the English countryside.

Former Buckingham Palace Press Officer Dickie Arbiter had this to say about the incident, "I'm absolutely astounded that a member of the Royal Family, albeit a young member of the Royal Family, can be so incredibly stupid, given that he has had a first class education."

While, Die Welt, German Newspaper spokesperson Michael Stuermer says, "I have every sympathy for British eccentricity, but this is beyond the pale. There's no question, and in this country he would most likely face prosecution."

The Prince has issued a statement to say he is sorry. The statement said, "I am very sorry if I have caused any offence. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologize."

In contrast to his brother William, Prince Harry has earned a reputation as a wild child. Back in October, he was in a scuffle with a photographer outside a nightclub and three years ago he was caught drinking underage and smoking marijuana.

The royal PR team has done its best recently to let the media capture Harry in a positive light in images that are reminiscent of his late mother Princess Diana.

The day before the party the Prince was in the news for helping to pack aid supplies for tsunami victims.

This year he enters Britain's most elite military academy.

MP/Former Armed Forces Minister says, "I think someone who has done such a stupid thing as Prince Harry has should not join the Army."

To many, the timing of this gaffe shows a particular insensitivity. Two weeks from now is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

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Jewish groups, legislators criticize Prince Harry's Nazi costume

23 minutes ago

ROBERT BARR

LONDON (AP) - 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 armband.

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 (news - web sites)'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.

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LONDON (AP) - 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 armband.

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."

The action also 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.

Connections or references to Nazis have occasionally embarrassed Britain's Royal Family:

1937 - The Duke of Windsor - the former King Edward VIII - meets Adolf Hitler during a tour of Germany. Suggestions that the duke was sympathetic to Nazis are still a subject of controversy.

1985 - Newspaper reports claim that Baron Gunther von Reibnitz, the father of Princess Michael of Kent, was a member of Hitler's SS corps. The princess, who gained her title by marrying a cousin of the Queen, produces documents showing that her father was an honorary member of the SS and a "nominal" member of the Nazi party.

During that controversy, reports also surfaced that Prince Philip's brother-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse, was a senior SS officer and a close aide of Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler.

1987 - Prince Charles arouses condemnation - and some support - by comparing modern architecture unfavourably to the German bombing of London during the Second World War. "You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings, it didn't replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that."

1997 - Prince Philip offends then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl by addressing him as "Reichskanzler," a title last used by Hitler.

2005 - Prince Harry photographed wearing a swastika and German military uniform at a costume party.

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