In 2009, the British tabloid News of the World leaked a video in which Harry refers to his South Asian army comrades using racist language. Worse, the video had been filmed by the prince himself three years earlier. Touring a room while his friends doze, he describes one officer as "our little Paki friend Ahmed," employing a derogatory term for a Pakistani. Later, he spots a colleague wearing camouflage netting over his head and says, "It's Dan the Man ... you look like a raghead." Prince Harry's spokesman fended off claims of racism. "Prince Harry used the term raghead to mean Taliban or Iraqi insurgent," he said. As for Ahmed, the spokesman claimed that Paki was merely his nickname.