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Prince Charles Calls Asian Friend 'Sooty'

First Posted: 02/13/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET

Prince Charles

The Royal family found themselves caught up in a new race row today after it emerged the Prince of Wales has been calling an Asian friend by the nickname "Sooty".

Charles has been referring to Kolin Dhillon by the moniker for years whenever they meet at Cirencester Polo club where they are both members, according to a source.

Princes William and Harry also play at the club, which is close to their father's Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire, but the source was not aware of the young royals using the nickname.

The development comes a few days after Harry was widely condemned for calling a former Army colleague "Paki".

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