Prince Harry to leave military for charity

Prince Harry to leave military for charity

Yvonne Williams

Prince Harry is “considering his options” over his military career to focus on other things.

According to BBC the Prince of Wales could choose to leave the Army to focus on charity work.

Kensington Palace refused to comment on an Evening Standard report which said the 30-year-old has decided to leave the armed forces later this year.

But BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said that possibility was being considered.

“If he did leave the Army it would give him greater freedom to concentrate on his charity work in support of wounded veterans, and in Africa where he founded the Aids charity Sentabale in Lesotho.”

He added that Harry was said to be “thinking very seriously” about his future, and that the prince might feel “frustrated in a desk job”.

Harry joined the Army 10 years ago and has served twice in Afghanistan.

After training at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, the prince spent 10 weeks on a deployment to Afghanistan in 2007 before being pulled out when news of his presence was leaked.

He returned to the country in 2012 for a five-month deployment as an Apache helicopter pilot.

Harry’s charity work also includes the organisation of the Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women. The first Games took place in London last September.

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