08/28/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT
Fur is flying in Britain, where pet-friendly singer Pink has told Prince William "thanks, but no thanks" – and then some – to an offer to play at his 21st birthday party.
The British heir is so taken with the singer that she was his first choice to perform at the bash, but the feeling is clearly not mutual. Pink, who had a prior commitment anyway, was so shocked by reports of the prince's African hunting safari that she fired off an angry letter to him, reports MSNBC, which posts a copy of the letter on its website.
"I was happy to hear that I was your first choice to play at your 21st birthday bash – then disgusted to learn that you hunt and kill animals for fun and that you purposely rammed a spear through a tiny deer in Africa," Pink wrote, referring to an episode in which young William speared and killed a dwarf dik-dik deer.
But the singer, a member of animal-activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, offered the prince a shot at redemption. "Hopefully you'll have a change of heart and find more interesting things to do with your spare time than kill animals," she continued. "Call me or PETA if you'd like any suggestions! Then maybe I'll come play at your next birthday..."