HRH Prince Harry was today at the centre of a deepening diplomatic storm after a sensational outburst late last night outside a London nightclub.
Looking unsteady on his feet when exiting the exclusive top peoples' watering hole, the Prince, in answer to a journalist's question about an earlier snub to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Maori King, Tuheitia, when he refused to meet them on their forthcoming trip to New Zealand, turned the air blue with a foul-mouth tirade of abuse.
"I'll twat that Maori King geezer if I get my hands on him. Dissin my bro an this an that an shit? My bro's the future king of the world so that beats the Maori dude's King thing hands down. No-fu**in-body is getting away with that kinda bad-ass attitude. Know what I'm sayin?"
The Prince, who had been inside the club all evening and was reported to have 'enjoyed to the max' a retro Gangsta Rap Set by the resident DJ, Ice-Z, was then hastily bundled into the back of a car and driven off at speed by his bodyguards before he could say anything further.
Meanwhile Tuheitia when informed of the incident commented to reporters, "Prince who? The Duke of where?"