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19/09/00
Beeb Sorry For Branding Philip a Nazi
- Feud between Al Fayed and Prince continues

PRINCE PHILIP received a full apology from the BBC after Mohammed Al Fayed called him a Nazi on a chat show.

Palace officials were outraged when Harrods owner Al Fayed referred to the Prince as a German Nazi in an interview with Nick Hancock on the show You Only Live Once. Hancock added fuel to the fire by jokingly adding: "Not strictly true - he's actually a Greek Nazi to be honest."

A royal aide said: "The Duke of Edinburgh fought in the Royal Navy against Nazi Germany in the Second World War and has the medals to prove it. To call him a Nazi is inaccurate and unacceptable."

BBC bosses sent the apology to the Prince himself. A spokesperson for the Beeb said: "The remark was inaccurate and untrue. The BBC has apologised to the Duke of Edinburgh for this regrettable incident."

Al Fayed and Prince Philip have never seen eye to eye. Al Fayed, who suffered humiliation when Harrods was stripped of the royal approval earlier this year, has accused the Prince of being a Nazi before.




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