Harry claims William and Kate TOLD him to wear Nazi uniform – and is angry they escaped blame


Harry claims William and Kate TOLD him to wear Nazi uniform – and is angry they escaped blame for the scandal in 2005 – Duke of Sussex claims in new book Spare the pair ‘howled with laughter’ when they saw him in it

  • Harry wrote it in new memoir Spare that gives details on relationship with family 
  • He said he was considering either wearing a Nazi uniform or pilot uniform 
  • When he asked Will and Kate, they immediately said ‘Nazi uniform’ and ‘howled’
  • The Duke of Sussex made global headlines for the embarrassing photos

Prince Harry shockingly blamed both his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton for his infamous appearance at a costume party wearing a Nazi uniform in 2005.

The Duke of Sussex is making the claim in his new memoir, in which he is expected to give details on the split that saw him resigning from royal duties along with his wife Meghan Markle.

In the book, Harry claims he was considering either wearing the Nazi uniform or a pilot’s outfit to a ‘Native and Colonial’-themed event and he called his brother and sister-in-law for their opinion.

‘I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,’ Harry wrote, according to Page Six. ‘They both howled. Worse than Willy’s leotard outfit! Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point.’ 

Prince Harry partially blamed both his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton for his infamous appearance at a costume party wearing a Nazi uniform

The outfit became a huge scandal when Harry, then 20, was photographed wearing the Nazi regalia.

The story made global headlines after an image of then-20-year-old Harry in the uniform featured on the front page of The Sun newspaper.

The Duke of Sussex wore the Nazi uniform at a party thrown by Olympic show jumper Richard Meade. 

The theme of the event – held to mark the birthday of Mr Meade’s son Harry – was ‘native and colonial’. 

Harry - seen here with William at an unveiling of a statue dedicated to their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 2021 - asked Will and Kate for advice on whether to wear a Nazi uniform or a pilot uniform to the party

Harry – seen here with William at an unveiling of a statue dedicated to their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 2021 – asked Will and Kate for advice on whether to wear a Nazi uniform or a pilot uniform to the party

Harry said of William and Kate, seen here in 2020: 'I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,' Harry wrote, according to Page Six . 'They both howled. Worse than Willy's leotard outfit! Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point.'

Harry said of William and Kate, seen here in 2020: ‘I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,’ Harry wrote, according to Page Six . ‘They both howled. Worse than Willy’s leotard outfit! Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point.’

Harry (pictured in 2004) issued a grovelling apology shortly after the image was published. He said: 'I am very sorry if I have caused any offence or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologise'

Harry (pictured in 2004) issued a grovelling apology shortly after the image was published. He said: ‘I am very sorry if I have caused any offence or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologise’

Harry wore the desert uniform of General Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps. 

Earlier in the evening he had worn an army-style jacket with a German flag on the arm.

Harry had arrived with his elder brother Prince William, who reportedly dressed in a skin-tight black leotard with a leopardskin pattern and a matching leopardskin tail and paws. 

One guest told the Daily Mail afterwards: ‘If this was his idea of a joke then it went down like a lead balloon.’

Harry issued a groveling apology shortly after the image was published.

Prince Harry has said in his new Netflix series that dressing as a Nazi was one of the 'biggest mistakes' of his life

Prince Harry has said in his new Netflix series that dressing as a Nazi was one of the ‘biggest mistakes’ of his life

He said: ‘I am very sorry if I have caused any offence or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologise.’ 

Harry had previously addressed the incident in his new Netflix series that dressing as a Nazi was one of the ‘biggest mistakes’ of his life. 

The Duke of Sussex expressed contrition for his 2005 gaffe, speaking in the third episode of his and his wife Meghan Markle’s new Netflix show.

Harry expressed his regret and said ‘all I wanted to do was make it right.’ 

He said he met with the Chief Rabbi and also spoke to a Holocaust survivor as part of efforts to repair the damage done by the gaffe. 

At the time, the Chief Rabbi was Jonathan Sacks, who passed away in 2020.  

The Duke of Sussex said: ‘It was one of the biggest mistakes of my life. 

‘I felt so ashamed afterwards. 

‘All I wanted to do was make it right. I sat down and spoke to the Chief Rabbi in London, which had a profound impact on me. 

‘I went to Berlin and spoke to a holocaust survivor.

‘I could have got on and ignored it and made the same mistakes over and over in my life, but I learnt from that.’

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