Prince Harry in Trouble Again
Apologizing immediately, Harry issued a statement saying he was "extremely sorry for any offence his words might cause" and that "he used the term without any malice and as a nickname about a highly popular member of his platoon."
A friend told PEOPLE Harry was "not remotely" racist. Still, his words stung. While accepting the apology, Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain told PEOPLE Harry's remarks were "crass and insensitive." And, in The Daily Telegraph, Khan's father "profoundly condemned" Harry's comments.
Just back from vacation in Mauritius with girlfriend Chelsy Davy, 23, and starting helicopter-pilot training, Harry must now meet with his commanding officer and, according to a royal insider, faces "a severe bollocking" (reprimand)—and may have to undergo diversity training.