Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become the ousted members of the family. Before marriage, Harry was the black sheep in the family who always retaliated against the established system of the royal institution. However, he went to the war zone in Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot in 2010.
Prince Harry has served ten years in the military, and he is one of the royal family members who does not have the military ranks for ceremonial purposes. So, to recognize his contribution to the UK Air Force, Harry was honored during the Living Legends of Aviation Awards event. During the event, he took a dig at the host, John Travolta, for dancing with his mother, Princess Diana, in the 1980s.
Prince Harry Cheekily Teases John Travolta For Dancing With Princess Diana In The 1980s
On January 19, 2024, the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy organized the 21st Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards at Beverly Hills. John Travolta was the host for the evening, and Prince Harry was one of the recipients of the award. In a video that is circulating online, the Duke of Sussex teased Travolta over the dance with Princess Diana in 1985 at the White House.
During his speech, Prince Harry said, “This is nice. Thank you, Captain John.” He added, “Don’t go running away. I was one year old when you danced with my mom.” Harry then teased him that the actor was still “dining out on that.” Harry continued, “But look at us now, it’s great! So if we’re not going to dance together, we’ll fly together.” As he concluded, he thanked the Living Legends of Aviation.
Harry’s Taliban Remark In ‘Spare’ Caused Controversy
In January 2023, Prince Harry released the most-awaited memoir of the last year, ‘Spare’. In the book, Harry writes about intimate details of his life, including the ill treatment he received from his family and his experiments with drugs. The best-selling memoir also talked about his stint in the military while he was an air pilot in Afghanistan fighting against the Taliban.
One of his statements about the Taliban created a major controversy. In his memoir, Prince Harry wrote, “While in the heat and fog of combat, I didn’t think of those 25 as people. You can’t kill people if you think of them as people.
The Duke added, “You can’t really harm people if you think of them as people. They were chess pieces removed from the board, Bads taken away before they could kill Goods.”
In retaliation for his statement, an anti-war artist, Andrei Molodkin, released blood-soaked copies of Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ for his ‘Blood Money’ project. He displayed one of the copies at St. Paul Cathedral. Andrei sold each copy for $10,000.
Andrei Molodkin said, “Prince Harry boasts of killing Taliban like they’re baddies in a video game, ‘otherising’ human life, then cashing in on the sorry tale to sell books about his drug binging, sexual exploits, and killing conquests.”
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