Prince Harry's Nazi Costume Shocks World
January 13, 2005

A photograph of Prince Harry is sending shockwaves around the globe. The picture shows the young prince dressed up as a Nazi for a costume party, and now, Princess Diana's son has a lot of explaining to do.

The criticism is pouring in. One former Buckingham Palace officer couldn't believe Harry could be so ignorant, saying, "You cannot but know what happened, and yet he can dress up like that and go to a party and be photographed."

But a former member of the royal family is rushing to Harry's defense. In an interview with Soledad O'Brien on CNN, Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson insisted that Harry is a great kid and his mother would be proud of him. "I know what it's like to have bad press," Sarah said. "I had it for a long time. It's all very well to come down hard on him; he's been through a lot in his life. I fully support him one-hundred percent."

Since the photograph surfaced, Harry has gone on damage control. He issued an apology, which reads in part: "I am very sorry if I caused offense or embarrassment to anyone."

And in an ironic twist, later this month Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, will commemorate the Holocaust, but now some are suggesting Harry should visit some of the memorials himself.

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