Two neo-Nazi podcasters who called for the execution of Prince Harry were sentenced to prison in London on Thursday.
The podcast hosts, Christopher Gibbons, 40, and Tyrone Patten-Walsh, 36, both from London, had been convicted in July on all charges against them.
Mr. Gibbons, who was convicted of encouraging acts of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Mr. Patten-Walsh received seven years for encouraging acts of terrorism.
A statement from the police described the men’s views as “homophobic, racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic and misogynistic.”
“The material that Gibbons and Patten-Walsh shared is exactly the kind that has the potential to draw vulnerable people — particularly young people — into terrorism,” said Cmdr. Dominic Murphy, who leads the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.
The police said the men had produced 21 episodes of their podcast, initially titled “Lone Wolf Radio” and later renamed to “Black Wolf Radio,” which had roughly 125 subscribers. Mr. Gibbons also created an online library of extreme right-wing material, the police said, with about 1,000 subscribers.
“The evidence demonstrates that you desire to live in a world dominated by white people, purely for white people,” said the judge who handed down the sentences, Peter Lodder, according to The Associated Press.
During the men’s trial, the court was told that they had a hatred of mixed-race relationships; that they had called for Prince Harry, whose wife, Meghan Markle, is biracial, to be “judicially killed for treason”; and that they had made hateful remarks about the couple’s son, Archie.
“They are dedicated and unapologetic white supremacists,” the prosecutor Anne Whyte said in court at their trial, according to media reports. “They thought that if they used the format of a radio show, as good as in plain sight, they could pass off their venture as the legitimate exercise of their freedom of speech.”