Man accused of Nazi salute compared to Prince Harry SS uniform by lawyer in court

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Prince Harry's Nazi uniform has been referenced by a lawyer in Australia

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 01/11/2023

- 19:45

The Duke of Sussex dressed as a Nazi at a party in 2005

A man accused of performing a Nazi salute outside the Sydney Jewish Museum has been compared to Prince Harry wearing his controversial SS uniform by a lawyer in court.

Charges were brought against Daniel Muston, 40, Ryan Peter Marshall, 30, and Anthony Raymond Mitchell, 31, for allegedly making the salute outside the museum on October 13 in Darlinghurst.

The three men entered a not-guilty plea on Tuesday to the allegations of behaving offensively in public and knowingly displaying Nazi symbols without excuse.

Bryan Wrench, Muston's lawyer, informed the Downing Centre local court in Sydney: “We think there’s a bit of unfairness in this."

Prince Harry, Princess Kate, Prince William

Harry claimed William and Kate 'howled with laughter' at his costume


The lawyer added that the men had no links to Nazi groups or a history of sympathising with the fascist ideology.

They also had no Nazi paraphernalia on them at the time of the alleged offending.

Wrench commented: “There was no Nazi uniform – unlike the former premier, Dominic Perrottet, or Prince Harry."

Harry was 20 years old when The Sun published a front-page photo of him dressed as a Nazi with a red armband emblazoned with a swastika.

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The picture was taken at a “Native and Colonial” themed party, where Prince William was also a guest and dressed as a lion.

In his memoir Spare, the royal partially blamed his Nazi uniform scandal on Prince William and Princess Kate.

The Duke of Sussex claims the Prince and Princess of Wales “howled with laughter” when they saw him dressed up for the 2005 party.

Downing Centre court

​A general view of the Downing Centre Court in Sydney


Wrench claimed his client was working at a nearby building site and the only uniform he was wearing was a hi-vis vest.

He stated: “He’s not a Nazi, he’s never had a swastika. More importantly, he’s never worn a uniform, owned a uniform or intends to wear a uniform. He’s not guilty of the charges. He’s not part of a protest.”

The case is due to be heard next on January 23, with the three men to remain on bail.

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