Can a Royal Party Boy Really Change His Stripes?

So how do you, in the words of Heathcote Williams, “turn a plutocratic oaf into a lovable national treasure instead of a casually racist and unthinking parasite”? With difficulty. Unless you can get the press behind you and send Prince Harry on an American tour.

Trouble is, during Harry’s former deployment in Afghanistan, as Williams points out in the video posted by “Stop the War Coalition,” the so-called warrior prince slaughtered 34 Afghanis in a remote control air attack and was “then thought to have boasted of it” at a London night club. Some people who recall Harry’s swastika armband from years ago might even think, hmmmmph, all the royal party boy did was change his uniform but not his stripes.

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