A former soldier who served with Prince Harry in the British army said that the prince defended him from other soldiers who had taunted him for being gay, and that the abuse stopped once the prince confronted them. James Wharton, one of the British army's first openly gay soldiers, told Forces News in the United Kingdom, that Prince Harry, who was his tank commander in , stood up to colleagues who had made him feel "uncomfortable" about his sexuality. According to Wharton, the Duke of Sussex was "quite offended" by his fellow soldiers' behavior and after the prince spoke to them, "the problem went away. Beyond this incident, Wharton noted that Prince Harry, who announced plans last week to step back from the monarchy, was "well liked" and frequently commiserated with his peers, despite his royal status. He was skilled," Wharton said. He wasn't afraid to get himself involved with things that were going on.
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As the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales , he is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne. He spent parts of his gap year in Australia and Lesotho , then underwent officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned as a cornet into the Blues and Royals , serving temporarily with his brother Prince William and completed training as a troop leader. In —, Harry served for over ten weeks in Helmand Province , Afghanistan. He returned to Afghanistan for a week deployment in — with the Army Air Corps.
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When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they'll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Prince Harry , 36, served in the armed forces for 10 years and earned several military ranks during his career.
What Kate Middleton is to fashion, Prince Harry is to scandal. Year in, year out, they can be counted on to deliver the goods. The golden royal standards, if you will. So, while Prince William 's rugged rogue of a little brother is no stranger to a hidden camera lens or the unflattering pen of a tabloid journalist to be fair, they've had ample time to hone their crafts thanks to Harry's nearly annual antics , but his lost weekend in Las Vegas has proven almost too much for even them to bear. Harry, on the other hand, had no such problems baring all.