Royal Pains

Prince Harry’s Woes Mount

The fallout from Prince Harry’s “Paki” slur continues: Not only does Prince Harry now face disciplinary action, but he has been condemned by the father of the officer he used the word to describe. “I profoundly condemn it,” said Mohammad Yaqoob Khan Abassi, a retired vice president of a Pakistani bank. Abassi isn’t the only one on Harry’s back. None other than Prime Minister Gordon Brown weighed in on the controversy, saying Harry’s comment should have “no place in our life.” He advised, however, giving Harry “the benefit of the doubt,” since the Prince has apologized.