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04/19/2007


Prince Harry Saved Fellow Soldier From Anti-Gay Incident

Openly gay soldier Lance Corporal James Wharton developed a strong friendship with Prince Harry during their time in the military. In an upcoming memoir, Wharton recounts a frightening anti-gay episode in 2008 in which the ginger-haired prince boldly came to his rescue after he was threatened by a group of fellow soldiers.

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Wharton writes:

Standing in front of me were six extremely angry infantry sergeants. ‘Have you been spreading rumours about our Martin?’ I was asked.

I didn’t even know his name. ‘Why have you been lying? He’s no faggot!’

This was turning into a bit of a situation. Danny told them everything he’d seen and to back off. Under huge pressure I went back to my vehicle to find Prince Harry.

‘Sir, I need to talk to you.’ ‘Why? What’s up? Are you OK?’

Harry instantly looked concerned. I told him: ‘I think I’m about to be murdered by the infantry.’

I climbed into the turret and talked Harry through exactly what had happened. He had a complete look of bewilderment on his face.

I didn’t hold back: I told him everything that had gone on. I couldn’t stop the tears from welling up in  my eyes. He said: ‘Right. I’m going to sort this s*** out once and for all.’

Harry climbed out of the tank and started having a go. I worried he was about to make the whole thing worse, but he wasn’t holding back. Prince Harry was sticking up for me and putting a stop to the trouble. I had been on track for a battering and had been rescued.

He came back ten minutes later and told me the problem had  been ‘sorted’. He told me: ‘I knew one of his officers and we cleared everything up. I also told those other lads to back the f*** off, too.’

The two friends even discussed the popularity of Harry and his brother William in the gay community.

WhartonHarry mentioned that he and his brother had been informed some time ago that they were both gay icons, which made me laugh.

He replied: ‘What? What? We are!’

‘I don’t think you are, sir!’ I said.

‘Why? We are! Our press people told us!’ Harry insisted.

I said: ‘Honestly, I’m sure you’re not .  .  .’

And he replied: ‘Is it because I’m f***ing ginger?’

Dan giggled, Harry laughed and we returned to the task at hand.

Read the full excerpt from Wharton's book, courtesy of the Daily Mail, here.

You can watch Wharton's "It Gets Better" video from a couple of years ago, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Prince Harry, Given Number by Male London Socialite, Tells Him He'll Go Gay if He Changes His Mind About Women

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The Brit tabloids got aflutter over the weekend after a London socialite named Vincenzo Ianniello approached Prince Harry while he was on a date and gave him his number.

The Prince reportedly acted like one, joking with the man that he'd call if he changes his mind about women.
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This Is Why Prince Harry Ran Out Of His CNN Interview: VIDEO

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Prince Harry has been making the media rounds as of late, including a sit-down with CNN. During his time with them, Harry abruptly stood up and ran off, presumably to fight Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

In light of the royal's remarks about war being like a video game, some editors re-imagined what was really happening when Harry cut his interview short.

Find out what got Harry so excited AFTER THE JUMP. I've also included CNN's actual story on the young prince, as well.

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Prince Harry Talks Nude Pics, Killing Militants, PlayStation in Candid Interview: VIDEO

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A candid interview with Prince Harry by the UK's Channel 4 is making waves in Britain. In the interview, Harry talks about killing Taliban militants, comparing operating his helicopter's gunner to playing video games, the NYT reports:

At one stage in the interview, Prince Harry said that he was not troubled by killing militants. “Take a life to save a life,” he said. “If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game.”

In another edit of the footage, posted online by The Guardian, Prince Harry, who is known as Captain Wales in the army, explained that he was glad to have been “pushed forward to the front seat,” the one reserved for the attack helicopter’s gunner. That was, he said, “a joy for me because I’m one of those people that loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful — if you ask the guys I thrash them at FIFA the whole time,” referring to a popular video game series.

The Taliban are not pleased.

He also says that Prince William is jealous of his military career, and comments on the nude photos of him partying in Las Vegas:

"I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down...but at the end of the day, I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy that one should expect...It was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army, and not enough prince. It's a simple case of that."

Watch the clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Natural Gas, Exhuming, Another Bush, Manbar

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ArafatDeceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's remains will be exhumed on Tuesday as officials investigate yet another rumor that the Israelis poisoned him. Great, just what the region needs: the ghost of Arafat hanging over a cease-fire.

Celebrities react to Larry Hagman's death.

A Chicago-area Catholic Church has offered to confirm Lennon Cihak, the Minnesota teenager denied confirmation at his own church after he supported marriage equality on Facebook.

Early reviews for Les Misérables are sensational.

Bush: The Next Generation: "George Prescott Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew of former Texas governor and ex-President George W. Bush, has filed preliminary paperwork to run for office in the Lone Star state in 2014. That leaves the new Bush poised to become a key face in the next generation of Republican politicians."

Umm... "Does being fat make you more jolly?"

SpringfieldexplosionA natural gas explosion damaged 42 buildings, including a strip club, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Critics are not being kind to Liz & Dick starring Lindsay Lohan. Tim Goodman from The Hollywood Reporter called it "spectacularly bad."

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The LA Times profiles Dave Roberts, the first Democrat elected to the San Diego Board of Supervisors in over a decade. "He's also gay and married to a retired Air Force master sergeant. The two are adoptive parents to five former foster children, ages 4 to 17, who call them Daddy Dave and Daddy Wally."

From Monika Johnson's article "Making progressivism last": "Creating progressive infrastructure will ultimately yield decisions that change our economy and society. For example, I was struck recently when a relative turned down a lucrative deal because the organization was enacting anti-gay policies in conducting business. In making this decision, he took a stand for what he believed in and created a ripple effect that will influence that business’s chances of success."

Michael O’Kane, the editor of the Irish Daily Star, has resigned for his role in the publication of the nude Kate Middleton pictures.

HarrymuralA mural of a shirtless Prince Harry has become a huge attraction for London's Manbar.

The New York Times magazine spent some time with Scott Fahlman, inventor of the emoticon. "In 1982, as a young professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he realized the need for a symbol to temper the bickering that plagued online forums. The Internet was just a baby then, and yet already flame wars raged. Fahlman decided that a smiley face could be useful as a 'joke marker' (as he called it) to take the sting out of mocking statements or pranks."

Indiana's Purdue University has big plans for World AIDS Day.

Have Richard III's remains finally been found?

George Prescott Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew of former Texas governor and ex-President George W. Bush, has filed preliminary paperwork to run for office in the Lone Star state in 2014. That leaves the new Bush poised to become a key face in the next generation of Republican politicians.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84166.html#ixzz2DAwg1UUL

Taliban in Afghanistan Says It Wants to Kill or Kidnap Prince Harry

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is not worried about threats from the Afghan Taliban stating that they've launched an aggressive campaign to capture Prince Harry dead or alive, Reuters reports:

Captain_harryQueen Elizabeth's grandson is in Afghanistan on a four-month tour, based out of Camp Bastion in the volatile Helmand province, where he will be on the front line in the NATO-led war against Taliban insurgents.

"We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping," Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told Reuters by phone from an undisclosed location.

"We have informed our commanders in Helmand to do whatever they can to eliminate him," Mujahid added, declining to go into detail on what he called the "Harry operations".

Said Rasmussen: "That's not a matter of concern to me. We do everything we can to protect all our troops deployed to Afghanistan whatever might be their personal background."


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