Lewis Hamilton apologises for mocking nephew wearing princess dress


The Formula 1 driver reflected on his Instagram post from 2017, where he filmed his nephew in a princess dress

Lewis Hamilton has apologized for a “stupid” post mocking his nephew for wearing a princess dress in 2017.


The Formula 1 driver can be seen in the September 2022 issue of vanity fair and told the magazine it was an “ignorant moment.”

Hamilton shared a video of his nephew with an embarrassed monkey emoji and the caption, “I’m so sad right now — look at my nephew,” on Christmas Day 2017.


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Lewis Hamilton has apologized for mocking his nephew in an Instagram video

In the now-deleted video, the seven-time world champion asked his nephew, “Why are you wearing a princess dress? Did you get this for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?”

Hamilton then shouted, “Boys don’t wear princess dresses!” to his nephew, who covered his ears and turned away.


Following backlash from the video, Hamilton took down the post and apologized to his supporters for his “unacceptable” behavior.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has won seven world titles in his Formula 1 career

Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time Formula 1 world champion who currently drives for Mercedes.

Hamilton holds the record for most wins (103), pole positions (103) and podiums (188).


The driver is a social activist and uses his platform to raise awareness on a variety of issues including racism and homophobia.

  • Age: 37
  • Born: January 7, 1985
  • Partner: single
  • Children: none
  • Location: Monaco
  • net worth: $285 million

Lewis Hamilton said of his controversial Instagram video during his Vanity Fair interview: “That was so stupid. I realized that a lot of my upbringing was coming out. I left with just an ignorant moment.


“And I realized right away that I don’t feel that way inside.

“I realized that was wrong. And then find ways not necessarily to undo it, but to show this community that I support them.


“It’s difficult in today’s world. It’s difficult to undo things.”

Lewis Hamilton spoke to Vanity Fair about the video of his nephew in a princess dress

When the original video was posted to Instagram in 2017, Hamilton received backlash from the post.


He accepted Twitter saying at the time: “I was playing around with my nephew yesterday and realized my words were inappropriate so I removed the post.

“I didn’t want to hurt anyone or offend anyone. I love that my nephew feels free to express himself the way we all should.


“I deeply apologize for my behavior as I realize that marginalizing or stereotyping someone is not really acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from.

“I have always supported anyone who lives their life exactly how they want it to be and I hope that misjudgment can be forgiven.”



Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen is the 2021 Formula 1 world champion and is likely to win the title again in 2022.


Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton faced off in stiff competition at the 2021 World Championship with just eight points.

George Russell and his teammate Lewis Hamilton

George Russell is Lewis Hamiton’s teammate at Mercedes for the 2022 Formula 1 season.


In 2018 Russell was crowned FIA Formula 2 Champion before moving up to Formula 1.

George started his career in Formula 1 racing for Williams before joining the Mercedes team in 2022.

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel

The four-time world champion announced he will retire at the end of the 2022 season to focus on his family and other passions.

Vettel is one of the most successful drivers in Formula 1, behind Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.



Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger

Lewis Hamilton has had an on-and-off relationship with singer and television personality Nicole Scherzinger.


The couple met at the MTV EMAs in 2007 and began dating, but eventually split in 2015.

With Scherzinger in the band The Pussycat Dolls and Hamilton focusing on his F1 career, the pair cited their busy schedules as the reason for their split.

Rita Ora alongside Lewis Hamilton’s mother at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Although the pair were never confirmed as together, the pair spent some time together in 2016.

The British singer-songwriter took Hamilton on a luxury holiday in Montenegro, where they were spotted playing around by the pool together.


Rita Ora was also spotted with Hamilton during the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was also photographed standing up with his mother.

Danielle Lloyd

Lewis Hamilton and Danielle Lloyd dated for about six months in 2002.


The model and television personality shared that their relationship ended amicably and that the two remained friends for some time after their split.

Despite the split, Hamilton was there when Lloyd was crowned Miss England 2004.