He said: “I think there is a bit of jealousy, not just the fact that I get to
fly this, but obviously he’d love to be out here. And to be honest with you,
I don’t see why he couldn’t.
“His job out here would be flying the IRT [Immediate Response Team], or
whatever, doing Chinook missions. Just the same as us. No one knows who’s in
“Yes, you get shot at. But if the guys who are doing the same job as us are
being shot at on the ground, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with us
being shot at as well.
“People back home will have issues with that, but we’re not special. The guys
out there are. Simple as that.”
No future monarch has seen active wartime service since George VI, then known
as Prince Albert, who served with the Royal Navy during the First World War.
His brother, the then Prince of Wales, who later reigned briefly as Edward
VIII, also served in the Great War, as a staff officer behind the front line
at the Battle of the Somme.
Prince Harry admitted the jealousy between him and his brother works both
“Before coming out here I was very jealous of my brother,” he admitted.
“His job’s very cool, and I think he’s doing a wonderful job, even though he’s
in the RAF” he joked.
“It’s operational flying back home. You get all the luxuries of operational
flying – the pride, as you call it – and the reward of basically in his case
saving people’s lives, which is exactly what we try and do as well.
“And back home he gets to go home to his wife and his dog, whereas out here we
don’t. We’re stuck playing PlayStation in a tent full of men.”
Prince Harry: Duke of Cambridge would love to be in Afghanistan – Telegraph.co.uk
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