Iraqis target Prince Andrew at arms fair
Prince Andrew had an embarrassing encounter with an Iraqi delegation in Jordan yesterday while attending an arms fair to promote British exports.
A group of 10 Iraqi representatives carried out what Radio 4's Today programme described as a "strategic jostle" into the Prince's party, forcing him to look away.
An aide of the prince told him: "It's the Iraqis, Sir." Prince Andrew's response was: "God, the Iraqis," and quickly looked in the opposite direction.
The prince, along with the defence minister, Lord Bach, was attending the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (Sofex) in Amman this week to support British companies.
Prince Andrew's equerry, Major Rob Olney, today said today that he was not at the fair to meet the Iraqi delegation. "He's here to promote British investment and trade in the Middle East," Major Olney said.