Prince Harry had a brilliant military career. He trained in 2005 at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst. He was sent to Afghanistan in 2008. He then received his pilot’s license in May 2010 during a ceremony at the Army Air Corps base at Middle Wallop. In January 2014, Prince Harry joined the staff and oversaw the organization of various events including the commemorations of the First World War. He finally announced his resignation from the army in March 2015, explaining that he could never serve in the field again because of his royal status and that an administrative career did not interest him. However, he never left this period of his life aside and does not hesitate to speak openly about it on numerous occasions. In a video made for the Stand Up for Heroes Foundation and posted by The Sun on November 19 on Twitter, the Prince of Sussex donned his decorated soldier costume to explain how the military had changed his life. “It changed my way of seeing sacrifice and service,” he begins by saying. He then goes back to his royal status by saying “I was born into a life of duty” but it was his “decade in the army” that allowed him to “commit to a life of service”.
Prince Harry opens up on the impact the army has had on his life pic.twitter.com/AxCyK0Ps3Y
– The Sun (@TheSun) November 19, 2020
A prince still engaged
Prince Harry does not hesitate to help and has proven it on numerous occasions, such as last November 13. L’Express explained that the Prince has provided assistance to a local association of veterans and the Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF). According to Omid Scobie, a journalist who follows the royal family for Harper’s Bazaar, Harry from Sussex “quietly volunteered” and did not want to publicize his action. Indeed, he was dressed in simple jeans and sneakers to help with the packaging and distribution of food parcels alongside the veterans. An initiative that he does not hesitate to take regularly as he had done last April, this time accompanied by his wife Meghan Markle. They had both participated in a distribution of food to patients suffering from chronic pathologies. It seems that Prince Harry is not the only one who wants to help people in need since Brad Pitt also volunteered on November 18.
Prince Harry © The Sun / Twitter