Disgust as Charlie Hebdo cruelly mocks Harry and Meghan in sick cartoon on Prince Philip

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FRENCH satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked outrage online after posting a highly offensive cartoon in response to Prince Philip’s death.

Accompanying wording indicates they are giving tribute to Prince Philip with Harry giving a Nazi salute.

It reads: “The Harry & Meghan Tribute to Prince Philip.”

Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip died this morning at the age of 99.

He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.

The Charlie Hebdo cartoon was widely condemned online with commentators criticising its racist imagery.

Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, political correspondent for Politics JOE UK, tweeted: “If you’re that unfunny you have to turn to racism to make jokes then you’re a failed project.”

BBC presenter Victoria Uwonkunda reposted the cartoon adding: “Unnecessary to say the least.”

British Nigerian journalist Funmi-Nkem tweeted: “This is outrageous.”

Responding to Charlie Hebdo another Twitter user asked: “Why are you being blatantly racist?

“Bananas have nothing to do with MM [Meghan Markle].

“You are just referencing old, tired and blatantly false racist tropes.

“This is disgusting when decent people are trying to eradicate hatred and bigotry.

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“He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy” (Image: GETTY)

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Floral tributes outside Buckingham Palace (Image: GETTY)

“Shameful and contemptible.”

Harry’s outfit appears to be a reference to the outcry that followed his decision to wear a Nazi uniform to a fancy-dress party in 2005.

Following public outrage Clarence House said: “Prince Harry has apologised for any offence or embarrassment he has caused.

“He realises it was a poor choice of costume.”

Prince Philip fought against fascism as an officer in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

His bravery during the Battle of Cape Matapan was mentioned in dispatches during the 1941 German invasion of Crete.

On January 7 2015 Islamist fundamentalists angry at a cartoon of the Muslim prophet Muhammed stormed Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris and shot 12 people dead.

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12 were murdered during a 2015 attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris (Image: GETTY)

 

In response millions protested in Paris against the attack whilst the assailants were killed by security forces.

 

 

Boris Johnson paid tribute to Prince Philip outside 10 Downing Street.

 

 

He commented: “Like the expert carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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