Yes, it was dumb for Prince Harry to wear Nazi uniform to a party. However, I encourage you to look at the one-sentence paragraph buried near the end of the article:
Harry’s older brother, Prince William, also was said to have attended, dressed in a homemade lion and leopard outfit to fit the theme of Native and Colonial.
So it is insensitive to wear Nazi stuff (a sentiment with which I whole-heartedly agree) but it’s perfectly OK for the royal family to attend a party in the theme of “Native and Colonial,” celebrating the role that Great Britain, and the rest of Europe, played in subjugating the continents of Africa, Asia, and South America, destroying cultures, and, yes, killing many “natives” for the sake of creating “colonies.”
Just wanted to point that out.
“To turn that into a jokey idea for a fancy dress is an absolute disgrace.”
Indeed, it is. Oh. They meant the Nazi uniform. My mistake.
Back to feeling horrified about Harry’s costume choice.