A furore has emerged today after the BBC inadvertently broadcast footage that showed Prince Harry with a penis on his head.

Prince Harry, today

Prince Harry, today

The short film, thought to have been filmed during Prince Harry last tour with the RAF in Afghanistan clearly shows the young royal being teabagged by a succession of senior officers at first, before subsequent teabaggings as more junior combat staff join in.

Critics of the monarchy have taken to Twitter en masse to protest about the footage.

@NoTBaggingForPrinces tweeted “Unlikely as it is that Harry will ever be king,  the idea of him being teabagged under enemy fire is an outrageous thought. If there are any teabaggings to be done he should be dishing them out in regal fashion.”

Such incidents are thought to be on the rise in the military with ‘swaffling’ thought to have been the ritual humiliation of choice during Prince Andrew’s time in the Navy.

 

A teabag

A teabag