Prince Harry is now set to meet the British Chief Rabbi over his wearing a Nazi Uniform.
As far as Prince Harry is concerned, he’s just a young kid who does not think very far. As
far as British society is concerned, there is something amiss where a
whole bunch of people from the “ruling class” can be at a party – even if it is a fancy dress party – and not be sensitive to the fact that Prince Harry, third in line to the throne, and a very public figure, is parading around in a Nazi uniform.
The focus should not be on Prince Harry as much as on why a whole class of people seem to be oblivious to recent history.
Posted At: Saturday, January 15, 2005 7:01 PM
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Conversation: When Harry met Sacks
Subject: When Harry met Sacks
According to today’s ‘Times’,
Prince Harry is to meet Chief Rabbi Sacks, as a “Day of Atonement’
(their headline). Anyone who has ever read any ‘insider’ accounts of
life in the innermost sancta of the Royal family – especially the
treatment of those who are perceived to have overstepped the mark
(Diana and Fergie come to mind) — will know the icy blasts that have
presumably already been sent in young Harry’s direction. He is unlikely
to be attending any fancy-dress parties for some time. I am sure that
Rabbi Sacks will be kind and gentle with the young man (he might
delegate the task to his very charming Rebbetzin.)
I remain very uncomfortable at how this has become a “Jewish” issue.