LONDON - Prime Minister Gordon Brown said yesterday the British public would give Prince Harry the "benefit of the doubt" after a home movie shows him calling army colleagues "Paki" and "raghead".
Brown said the 24-year-old's apology was sincere.
But the father of the soldier Harry called "our little Paki friend" insisted that he should apologise to the Pakistani government. The video was made in 2006.
"The sincerity of his apology cannot be doubted," Brown told GMTV television. "It was a mistake, he has made the admission of that and, once he has made his apology, I think the British people are good enough to give him the benefit of the doubt." - Sapa-AFP