THE family of an Army officer called a P*** by Prince Harry have slammed him for suggesting the royals are racist, insisting: Youre wrong.
Harry apologised in 2009 for using the vile slur against Sandhurst colleague Ahmed Raza Khan in a video that he filmed himself.
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In 2009 Prince Harry was forced to apologise after calling Sandhurst colleague Ahmed Raza Khan a vile slurCredit: Rex Features
He has now been slammed by Mr Khan’s family for accusing the Royal Family of racismCredit: GMB supplied by Pixel8000
Mr Abbasi, pictured with Prince Charles in 2006, insists they ‘are accommodating to people from all parts of the world’Credit: Rex Features
He also used a racial slur against another colleague in the clip filmed a year after the prince sparked outrage by dressing as a Nazi at a fancy dress party.
Last night, Mr Khans father told The Sun he did not agree with the racism claim that emerged from Harry and Meghans bombshell TV interview with US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.
Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Abbasi said: Prince Harry might have his problems with the family but I dont agree with him at all.
I dont think the UK people or the Royal Family are racists.
They are accommodating to people from all parts of the world and giving them access to the best facilities as citizens and residents.
Mr Abbasi, a former vice- president of Pakistans Muslim Bank, continued: I have met members of the Royal Family and they were extremely polite and loving.
Prince Harry might have his problems with the family but I dont agree with him at all.
Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Abbasi
He said it was Harrys use of the P-word that had caused hurt in the past but stressed: You cannot ignore the love shown by other members of the Royal Family.
In their interview, Meghan told Oprah son Archie wasnt made a prince after concerns and conversations between an unidentified family member and Harry about how dark his skin would be when he was born.
In their bombshell interview with Oprah, the Sussexes said a family member had made a racist remark about their son ArchieCredit: Reuters
They refused to say who made the comment, but Oprah later said it was not the Queen or PhilipCredit: CBS
Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be too brown and that would be a problem, Meghan said: If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.
Harry later accused the UKs Press of being bigoted and said racism from British society in general forced them to quit the country and live in North America.
The couple refused to say who allegedly made the comment about Archies skin tone but Oprah later said she was told it was not the Queen or Prince Philip.
Mr Abbasi, speaking from his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, met Prince Charles in 2006 when his son Ahmed was awarded the presttigious sword of honour by the Queen.
The prize was for being the best graduate at Sandhurst, where Ahmed trained with Harry.
Pictures show Ahmeds dad sharing a joke with Charles as he attended Buckingham Palace to proudly watch his son graduate.
Mr Abbasi reflected: I had some wonderful moments with Prince Charles.
“The royals are very nice human beings. I cannot call them racists. They are great people who respect their citizens.
I believe they have the same level of respect for all people in their own country and around the world.
Mr Abbasi says Harry’s use of the P-word had caused hurt in the pastCredit: Reuters
At the time, Ahmed revealed the Duke had called him personally to apologiseCredit: Alamy
In fact, I didnt see any racists in the UK. I believe the UK is a nice country, welcoming people from every corner of the world.
Harrys slur came to light in a video leaked in 2009. The footage showed the prince three years earlier as a 21-year-old officer cadet during a military exercise in Cyprus.
I believe the UK is a nice country, welcoming people from every corner of the world.
Mr Abbasi
Clarence House issued an immediate apology for the video and the Ministry of Defence said the Armed Forces had zero tolerance of racism.
The incident followed a furore in 2005 when Harry dressed as a Nazi at a fancy dress partyCredit: Reuters
At the time, St Jamess Palace said the second derogatory term used was Army slang for Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters.
However, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission launched a probe into the P-word remark and politicians from all parties, including then-PM David Cameron, criticised Harry.
Ahmed later revealed that the prince had personally called him to apologise.
He said at the time: Harry called me by a nickname which is usually very insulting but I know he didnt mean it that way.
We were close friends when we were training and I know he is not a racist.
The video followed a furore in 2005 when Harry dressed as a Nazi at a fancy dress party.
Pictures obtained by The Sun showed him dressed in brown uniform with a swastika armband.
Jewish and anti-racism groups told of their disgust at the stunt, just weeks before the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Last year, critics called on Harry to stop lecturing people about racism after he spoke about unconscious bias.
In an interview for Vogue, he told Dr Jane Goodall: Its learned from your family, learned from the older generation, or from advertising, from your environment.
And, therefore, you have to be able to have a wider perspective.
Last week Prince William denied the Royal Family was racist as he visited an East London school.
My Abbasi says ‘the royals are very nice human beings, I cannot call them racists’Credit: Getty
DO you recognise the widespread racism in British society which Prince Harry and wife Meghan say forced them to flee to America?
Muhammad Khan Abbasi doesnt.
Hes the father of award-winning army officer Ahmed Raza Khan, who Harry once infamously called a p*** on video.
Former top banker Mr Abbasi is a big fan of multi-cultural Britain and more so of the polite, loving and respectful royal family; Prince Charles in particular.
It would be naive to think racism doesnt exist in Britain and any suggestions of racist language or behaviour should always be called out and investigated.
Only by discussing them openly can we hope to tackle the problem.
Mr Abbasi only suffered one hurtful comment during his dealings with the UK, but it was openly discussed, an apology was promptly made to his son and Harry was forgiven.
He became the first royal to speak out on at the row stoked by Harrys comments to Oprah.
The future king defended the royals and said he plans to speak to his younger brother over the bombshell race claim.
Wills, 38, said: I havent spoken to him yet but I will do. Asked if the Royal Family is racist, the Duke fired back: Were very much not a racist family.
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