Prince Charles fears for Prince Harry in Afghanistan
Britain's Prince Charles stands with his son Prince Harry in front of an Apache helicopter at Army Air Corps Middle Wallop in southern England, in this photograph dated March 21, 2011. (REUTERS/Richard Dawson/MoD/Crown Copyright/Handout)
British royal Charles, Prince of Wales struggles to sleep as he is so worried for the safety of his son Prince Harry in war-torn Afghanistan.
The young prince is currently on a tour of duty with his British Army colleagues in Helmand Province, where he is serving as an Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner.
Taliban chiefs have vowed to kidnap and kill the British royal, and his father has now spoken of his fears for his son’s safety while he is in a warzone.
He tells British TV show This Morning, “If you are a parent or relation to a loved one and that person is away in these incredibly dangerous and challenging circumstances, I know you worry all the time. Certainly every night I worry. But he loves doing what he’s doing and he’s brilliant at it... I constantly meet the families of those who have lost their sons, husbands, brothers or sisters... and I have some understanding at least of what they go through.”
Prince Charles, a committed environmentalist, also told of his desire to save the planet for the sake of future generations now he is set to become a grandfather to his son Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s first child.
He adds, “We don’t, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren, to leave them with the real problem. I don’t want to be confronted by my future grandchild and them say: ’Why didn’t you do something?’ So clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn’t a total poisoned chalice.”