PRINCE William is to ease the growing tension with Argentina by borrowing his brother’s SS uniform.
As he embarks on a tour of duty in the Falklands, the Prince will offer the hand of friendship to Buenos Aries by piloting his large helicopter while wearing one of his family’s swastika armbands.
The Ministry of Defence said the Prince was ‘very keen’ to play a diplomatic role by emphasising Argentina and the Royal Family’s shared love of all things German.
A spokesman said: “If the Prince encounters any Argentine vessels while on patrol he will hover close to them, shout ‘ich liebe Frau Kirchner’ and then sing the Horst Wessel Song.”
The Prince has borrowed the 12th Waffen SS Panzer Division uniform from his brother Harry who borrowed it from his grandfather who borrowed it from Adolf Eichmann.
Military historian, Denys Finch-Hatton, said: “It was one of Eichmann’s prized possessions and he would not have fled Germany without it. In a way it’s like it’s coming home.”
The move was welcomed in Argentina where many families still have fond memories of the SS.
Diego Boorman, from San Fernando, said: “It would be a shame to go to war with the British as I feel a tremendous kinship with Prince William. Our great-great uncles were very close ‘chums’.
“Indeed, I have a letter from King Edward to my Uncle Martin inviting him to Balmoral for a murder mystery weekend.”
The government hopes to build on the Prince’s mission by sending the Duchess of Cambridge to Buenos Aires wearing a lovely hat in the shape of Osvaldo Ardiles.