Third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry, has officially been barred from fighting on the front lines of Afghanistan with the English army. Prince Harry, who serves in the military as a Second Lieutenant, said in April “If I am not allowed to join my unit in a war zone, I will hand in my uniform.” The statement caused quite a stir among senior military officials and commanders who have debated on if the prince should be allowed to join his comrades on the battlefield. Among the points debated were if they could allow him to face that kind of danger and if he would become a target for Taliban fighters seeking a trophy which would put his fellow soldiers at even more risk. After debating the points, the decision handed down last night is that Prince Harry would be barred from serving on the frontlines of Afghanistan. Prince Harry is only the second member of the royal family to serve in the military since WWII. The ban that was handed down will also apply to Harry’s brother, William, who is due to graduate from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in December.

Prince Harry banned from Afghan war zone (Daily Mail)

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