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Prince Harry accused of making racist remark

A black British comedian alleged that Prince Harry made racist comments to him after a performance last year.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: February 12, 2009 9:27 am

A black British comedian alleged that Prince Harry made racist comments to him after a performance last year.

The accusation was made about a month after the 24-year-old prince apologized for using a derogatory term to describe a fellow soldier of Pakistani origin. He also apologized in 2005 for wearing a swastika armband to a party.

Comedian Stephen K. Amos told daytime talk-show “The Wright Stuff,” the two men met after Amos performed at birthday celebrations for Harry’s father Prince Charles in November.

In a program that aired Tuesday,Amos told talk show host Matthew Wright: “I’ll let you into a secret. When I finished the show in the line I was saying ‘hello,hello.’ Prince Harry comes up to me and goes,’Oh,tell me,amusing,but you don’t sound like a black chap.’

‘I wanted to say,’how am I supposed to sound,”’ Amos added,taking on a mock West Indian accent.

Instead of answering,Amos said he responded with an uncomfortable,high-pitched laugh.

Prince Harry’s press office declined to comment on the allegations.

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