It is the end of an era for Prince Harry. While in the royal family, Elizabeth II’s grandson held many military honorary ranks. While he chose to step back from the British royal family in March 2020, he has just been stripped of his military titles. According to the autobiography Finding Freedom, Prince William’s brother would be very sad in the face of this loss and Meghan Markle would be heartbroken for him. Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand are said to have written: “The most demoralizing aspect of the new agreement was the fact that it was stripped of his honorary military appointments which had been awarded to him as a senior royal.”
If Prince Harry had resigned from the army in 2015 because he could not serve in the field for security reasons related to his royal status, the fact remains that this would affect him greatly. Both authors added: “As a retired serviceman Harry would still be able to wear his medals, but he could no longer wear the uniform as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Commander of the Army of the Honorary Air of the Royal Air Force Base Honington and Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of Small Ships and Diving Operations of the Royal Navy. ”
A look back at Prince Harry’s military career
Serving his country has always been a priority for Prince Charles’ son. In 2005, at the age of 21, he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst before applying to join the British troops stationed in Afghanistan. While this presented risks to his security, he would have threatened if he refused to leave the army, see the country to settle in Africa. In an interview, he was sure of himself that he had said: “There is no way I will go through Sandhurst and then come home and let my guys go fight for the country.” Thus, he was able to fight the war in Afghanistan for ten weeks under a false identity: Harry Wales.
In 2008, Prince Harry expressed his desire to fly military helicopters. On May 7, 2010, he received his pilot’s license from his father. The following year, he received his Apache Flying badge, before being promoted to captain in April 2011. After completing his training with a twelve-week internship in the United States, his supervisor told him that he had passed his exam. captain on Apache helicopter. Finally, Prince Harry joined the staff in January 2014, where he oversaw the organization of various events such as the commemorations of the First World War or the Warriors Games.
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