When Prince Harry insulted a Pakistani cadet
Karachi: Few people in Pakistan know that Prince Harry had used offensive slur against a fellow army cadet from Pakistan.
Prince Harry on Sunday explained that his mixed-race wife Meghan Markle had helped him on his journey of awareness, and he wanted his family, the media and Britain at large to educate themselves too.
The Queen Elizabeth II´s grandson said this in an explosive interview with TV legend Oprah Winfrey.
The son of late Princess Diana has come a long way in educating himself about race since his youthful days, when he used an offensive slur against a fellow army cadet from Pakistan and dressed up as a Nazi soldier at a party.
“But my God, it doesn´t take very long to suddenly become aware of it,” Harry said, reflecting years on from his early 20s, when the details emerged of the fancy-dress party and his calling the fellow cadet a “Paki”.
“I´ve spent many years doing the work and doing my own learning,” the 36-year-old said, noting his privileged background meant “I wasn´t aware of” racial issues on the whole.