Jane Moore has called on Prince Harry to acknowledge his own past failings when it comes to discussions about racism.
The Loose Woman panellist discussed the Duke of Sussex’s speech via a video link to yesterday’s Princess Diana Awards apologizing for ‘endemic’ institutionalized racism, and would have liked to see him admit his own mistakes.
She specifically referred to a 2006 video that surfaced three years later, in which the prince used a derogatory term to describe a Pakistani soldier who saw the St. Jacob’s Palace apologize and the royal, then 25, to the diversity course was sent.
“Any mistake anyone has made in the past can be forgiven, but for me I would like him to say,” I made mistakes myself. ”
Jane Moore responded to Judy Love, who said that marriage to a woman of biracial descent could have caused Harry to think about his own mistakes.
Loose Woman panelist Jane Moore discussed the Duke of Sussex’s speech via Zoom for last night’s Diana Awards, addressing the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK, saying she would have liked Prince Harry to give in to his own racist past
The royal was forced to take an equality and diversity course in 2009 after a video recording in 2006 showed him using a racist insult while training in Sandhurst when he was 21 (pictured on Remembrance Sunday in his uniform in 2007)
“For me, that’s what was missing,” Jane told the panel. “He has a history of his own.
“A video was leaked in which he said some very inappropriate things that were not meant for the PC, and St James’s Palace had to apologize and he got some sort of diversity course.
She said she would rather have the Duke of Sussex apologized for his own actions, rather than ‘hoping to throw everyone in the same thing and go on apologizing to the whole of our generation and society’.
“I guess I don’t think Prince Harry needs to apologize to me because I haven’t done the things he has done in his past,” she said.
Jane Moore said it would have been a more powerful statement if Harry’s ad had made its own mistakes
“I thought it would have been more powerful if he had really said, ‘Look, I made mistakes.’
The 2006 video was shot when Harry was 21 and training at Sandhurst Military Academy. It reappeared in 2009, after the prince was already embroiled in controversy for wearing a Nazi officer costume to a Halloween party in 2005.
In the video, Harry was heard during the filming, using the offensive term ‘our little P *** friend’ while introducing an officer to the camera. In another case, he called another officer a “rag head.”
It was spread by the now-defunct World News.
At the time, St James’s Palace had insisted that Harry hadn’t used the word with malicious intent. They also added that the prince understood how offensive the term was.
Fellow panelist Judy Love noted that Harry may have been reflecting on his past mistakes now that he was married to a woman of black descent (pictured on Commonwealth Day with Meghan Markle)
A Defense Department spokesman said at the time, “Neither the military nor the armed forces tolerate inappropriate behavior in any form, and all substantive allegations are investigated.
“We are not aware of any complaints from the individual.”
In the days following the incriminating video, Harry was then sent on an equality and diversity course.
Now, 11 years later, the royal movement addressed the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been revived after the murder of George Floyd’s police in the US.
The panel discussed the Duke of Sussex’s speech at the Diana Wards, where he apologized to his wife for endemic institutionalized racism
Referring to Meghan’s speech in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Harry apologized to her and apologized for not bringing the world to a place where young people “deserve to be.”
From a personal point of view, Harry said, “My wife recently said that our generation and those before us have not done enough to wipe out past mistakes. I’m sorry too.
“Sorry we don’t have the world where you deserve it. Institutional racism does not belong in our societies, but it is still endemic.
“Unconscious prejudices must be acknowledged without blame to create a better world for all of you. I want you to know that we are committed to being a part of the solution and a part of the change you are all leading. Now is the time and we know you can do it. ‘