Prince William Apologized After Upsetting A Father In Memorial

Prince William apologized after accidentally upsetting the father of a soldier killed in Iraq.

At the memorial service held as a tribute to those killed in the war, the 27-year-old royal asked Mark Thompson, who was the father of Private Kevin Thompson who died in a roadside bomb, if he was a retired soldier because he was wearing a badge of a grieving relative.

The father was left furious because Prince William, who is an officer, should know that the badge on the right hand side means he had lost his son. A spokesman for Clarence House revealed that Prince William has the utmost compassion and sympathy for anyone who has lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.