Prince Harry 'betrayed the Army' with 'embarrassing' comment on killing the Taliban and risks 'serious repercussions' for the Royal Family

A former British Army Officer has condemned the Duke of Sussex's public admission of killing 25 Taliban soldiers

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Prince Harry has put the security of the Royal Family at risk with his boast about killing 25 Taliban soldiers, a British Army Major has told GB News.

Major Chris Hunter said that Prince Harry's comments sound like they were purposely written to spark sales of his autobiography Spare and that the Duke has forgotten the personal values he once held.

Chris Hunter said: "The first thing that springs to mind was just how poorly judged his comments were and how embarrassing really.

"It was very much a betrayal as well.

"All of us in the army swear an oath of allegiance to the monarch, to her heirs and successors.

"Not only has he betrayed that oath as an army officer but it is actually his own family as well, and to do so for money, it is just truly sad. Very disappointing."

Prince Harry claims to have killed 25 Taliban soldiers
Prince Harry claims to have killed 25 Taliban soldiers

He added: "He uses terms like chess pieces, he dehumanises them, which could very easily cause some serious repercussions.

"Not just to his own personal security but to the wider security of the Royal Family and actually to the servicemen and servicewomen on operations across the world."

The former British Army officer added that he feels Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are prioritising making money over personal values.

“It did not sound like the words of any soldier or veteran.

"It sounded immature, unintelligent, it sounded disingenuous.

"Like it was just written to sell books.

"Every time I and my colleagues hear anything coming out about Harry and Meghan it seems to be completely inconsistent and all about making money.

"It feels like he has forgotten what his personal values were all about."

The backlash Prince Harry has faced follows the publication of an extract in his autobiography Spare, where he discusses killing members of the Taliban.

The Duke wrote: "Most soldiers don't know exactly how many kills they have to their credit. Under battle conditions, you often fire indiscriminately.

"However, in the age of Apaches and laptops, everything I did in the course of two tours of duty was recorded and time-stamped.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been criticised by Major Chris Hunter for prioritising making money over personal values
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been criticised by Major Chris Hunter for prioritising making money over personal values

"I could always tell exactly how many enemy combatants I had killed. And it seemed essential for me not to be afraid of that figure.

"Among the many things I learned in the Armed Forces, one of the most important was to be accountable for my own actions."

He continued: "So my number: twenty-five.

"When I found myself plunged in the heat and confusion of combat I didn't think of those 25 as people.

"They were chess pieces removed from the board. Bad people eliminated before they could kill good people."