Prince Harry is retiring from the armed forces after a ten-year military career and he only has good things to say about his time as a soldier.
Of course, it’s difficult to say whether the member of the royal family really saw the toughest side of the army but, either way, he says he had fun in his decade-long run with the military.
Prince Harry said:
The army keep giving me great jobs, and I can never thank them enough for that. I’ve had an epic 10 years, I’ve had great fun.
He even encouraged his nephew George and niece Charlotte to sign up, although they’ll have to wait a while since they’re only babies.
I would definitely encourage George, and Charlotte if she wants to as well, to have some sort of involvement in the armed forces.
Harry, whose brother Prince William and father Prince Charles also served time in the military, went on to extol the virtues of the army and its character building qualities.
He said the forces kept him out of trouble, explaining:
But I put my hand up, as I said to the kids today, you can make bad choices, some severe, some not so severe. You can make bad choices in life, but it’s how you recover from those and which path you end up taking. And the army has done amazing things for me. And more importantly to me (is) what I’ve seen the army do to other young guys. I dread to think where I’d be without the army. Bring back national service.
Please don’t. I really couldn’t hack it!