The newly elected MP for Kensington is facing calls for an apology after apparently mocking Prince Harry’s service in Afghanistan.
Speaking at the Labour Party Conference, Emma Dent Coad MP told a group of activists that Harry can’t actually fly a helicopter and “just sits there going ‘vroom vroom.'”
Speaking to activists at an anti-monarchy meeting, Ms Dent Coad said that she is ‘The Royal Family’s worst nightmare’ and made claims about Prince Harry, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh.
At the event, the 62-year-old said that Prince Harry was too incompetent to play a proper role in the Army.
She said: “Harry can’t actually fly a helicopter. He tried to pass the helicopter exam about four times, and he couldn’t get through it at all, so he always goes for the co-pilot.
“So he just sits there going ‘vroom vroom’.”
Prince Harry has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and passed his Apache flying test. In 2013, the Ministry of Defence announced that the young royal had successfully qualified as an Apache aircraft commander.
Since then, he has gone on to found the Invictus Games – an Olympic style event for servicemen and women who were injured in combat, whether that was a mental or physical injury.
Emma Dent Coad made history when she became the first Labour MP to be elected in Kensington, the UK’s richest constituency. With a slim majority of just 20 votes, she won the Kensington seat after the general elections in June.
The MP has also targeted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, saying that it is “absolutely disgusting” that the Duchess bought jumpers at the cost of £150 each, saying: “That’s a food bill for a family of four.”
She called this “absolutely outrageous,” before commenting that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are ridiculous.
Ms Dent Coad added that Princes Harry and William are “not very bright”, saying: “Just let them drift away, be playboys or whatever.”