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Fuhrer Fury

by | 14th, January 2005

‘JUDGING by the overblown reaction of the tabloid press to Prince Harry’s Nazi outfit, you would have thought he was personally responsible for gassing six million Jews.

”I will not gas Jews. I will not gas Jews, I…”

Indeed, had he spent his gap year stoking the furnaces at Auschwitz, it is hard to believe he would have been given a tougher time of it.

The Mail, for instance, devotes its first ELEVEN pages to the story and the manufactured outrage that it has caused.

Tory leader Michael Howard insists that the 20-year-old prince issue a televised apology; former Armed Forces minister Doug Henderson wants him thrown out of Sandhurst; and the rest of us, it seems, wants him put against a wall and shot.

As it is, the Sun says Prince Charles was “incandescent with rage” when he heard what his youngest son wore to last weekend’s party.

And he is has ordered both Harry and William to pay a private visit to Auschwitz and to watch Stephen Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.

However, that’s not good enough for the professional grouses, who won’t be happy until they see the Prince in the stocks – something his dad refuses to countenance.

“I will not have him pilloried in public,” Prince Charles apparently insisted to a senior aide (cum toothbrush loader). “He has apologised. There is no need to grovel.”

Indeed not, but as the world splashes the Sun’s picture of Harry in his Afrika Korps uniform on its various front pages, the Star insists it could have been worse.

Apparently, Harry had ordered an SS uniform from Maud’s Cotswold Costumes – but they didn’t have one in his size.

And a “royal watcher” tells the paper: “The desert outfit was bad enough with its swastika emblem on the sleeve but this would have been something else.

“The SS are history’s most hated group of men, and murdered millions of innocent men, women and children.

“To treat this as the subject of a joke shows he doesn’t have the judgement to serve as an army officer. It’s idiocy of a degree we’ve not seen from a royal.”

He clearly never saw Prince Edward’s performance in It’s A Royal Knockout…’

Posted: 14th, January 2005 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink