LATEST: British royal Prince Harry is "delighted" he's been found not
guilty of cheating in his 2003 A-Level art exam - after an employment tribunal
ruled his teacher did not do the prince's coursework for him.
Art tutor SARAH FORSYTH famously took Britain's prestigious Eton College
to court, claiming she had been unfairly dismissed because the headmaster,
ANTHONY LITTLE feared she knew too much about the help Harry received before
his final art
And the tribunal in Reading, west London accepted Forsythe had been fired
unfairly, but rejected her claims Harry cheated and criticised her for making a
secret tape recording of the third in line to the throne, in an attempt to
She accused IAN BURKE, the head of the art department, of helping Harry
complete his artwork and insisted she wrote most of his coursework on his
behalf. But Burke told the tribunal she had only helped Harry with vocabulary
The tribunal panel said, "The one reason where she did alter her evidence
was in relation to her allegations concerning Prince Harry's expressive art
project and the assistance she says she was required to give him.
"To tape-record a pupil without that pupil's consent is clearly an abuse
of the position of trust in the pupil-teacher relationship. Further, the
tape-recording took place on what appears to have been Prince Harry's last day
"In relation to the specific suggestion that she actually worked with
Prince Harry on the text, the tribunal prefer the evidence of Burke and Forsyth
(no relation) on this point."
A spokesman for the royal family's Clarence House office says, "We are
delighted that Harry has been totally cleared of cheating.
"As the tribunal says, it did not believe Forsyth's evidence on this point
- these allegations have been thoroughly investigated by the examination board
who found there was no evidence of malpractice."