THIS is the moment Prince Harry dressed up in all orange to speak in an Invictus Games video – just a day after refusing to attend his grandfather memorial service.
The petulant royal claimed he would feel “unsafe” after losing his personal security when he left for the US.
A video posted on social media today shows Harry learning the dutch language and wearing an entirely orange outfit, getting in the spirit for his trip to the Netherlands in a few weeks.
In a video retweeted by the Invictus Games Foundation, Harry appears on a video call learning Dutch from four people.
He says: “One more time guys, please, you know I need to get this right, and I really want to get it right as well, so how do I say ‘Good afternoon, you’ve done a great job’ in Dutch?”
He is praised for his attempt at saying the sentence in Dutch, and then asks: “And what else, anything else I need to know?”
One of the people helping him says: “Can you say stroopwafel?”
And he replies: “Stroopwafel. Love those.”
Harry asks the people on the call: “Do you think I’m ready?”
And he is told: “We think you’re ready.”
Speaking in Dutch, Harry says: “Thank you. See you soon in The Hague.”
Harry is told to not forget his hat, at which point he dons an orange hat, orange sunglasses and unzips his jacket to reveal an orange T-shirt and stands up to show off orange trousers.
Pointing at the camera, Harry says: “Let’s go. We’re ready.”
The tweet says: “Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, is getting ready for the Netherlands with some Dutch lessons.
“We look forward to giving him a warm welcome in #TheHague.
“As we all prepare for The Games, our thoughts are with Team Ukraine, as well as their friends & family.”
It came as Her Majesty pulled out of this Monday’s Commonwealth Day ceremony, sparking fears for her health.
And Harry was last night likened to a “child stamping his feet” after claiming he would be “unsafe” if he came to his grandfather’s memorial.
Senior aides revealed that Her Majesty was informed of his snub a quarter of an hour before his statement about Prince Philip’s service was issued.
It read: “The Duke will not be returning to the UK in late March, but hopes to visit his grandmother as soon as possible.”
The decision comes amid a High Court row over Harry’s personal security.
Experts say he would have got adequate protection at the March 29 event in Westminster Abbey and when he stayed in Windsor.
The Duke’s friends, colleagues and representatives of organisations he supported are also said to be attending the service.
Angela Levin, Harry’s biographer, said: “He has snubbed the Duke of Edinburgh but really he is snubbing the Queen.”
She went on: “He has got this all wrong. If he comes over for a royal event he gets police protection. What they won’t do is, if he goes out with his friends he gets security.
“He’ll probably use this same excuse to try to get out of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
It will be attended by the Queen and senior royals including William, Kate, Charles and Camilla.
Despite Harry refusing to return for the memorial, it is unclear whether he may travel to Europe for the Invictus Games in Holland next month.
Harry has been back to the UK only twice since leaving for the US in 2020 with wife Meghan.
He returned for Philip’s funeral last April — just days after he blasted his family in a TV interview.
Two months later he was at the unveiling of his mother Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace.
Harry is suing the Home Office after his armed bodyguards were removed.
He said he would feel unsafe bringing over his two children Archie, two, and Lilibet, nine months.
Buckingham Palace did not comment.