Prince Harry has made Invictus Games a terrorist target with Taliban claims says former head of Royal Navy - ‘STUPID’

Admiral Lord West, former head of the Royal Navy, made the claims as he called Harry “very stupid” for giving details of his Taliban kills.
Admiral Lord West, former head of the Royal Navy, made the claims as he called Harry “very stupid” for giving details of his Taliban kills.

Prince Harry writes in his book 'Spare' that he killed 25 members of the Taliban during his time in the Army

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Prince Harry has made the Invictus Games a terrorist target after claiming to have killed 25 members of the Taliban during his time in the Army.

Admiral Lord West, former head of the Royal Navy, made the claims as he called Harry “very stupid” for giving details of his Taliban kills.

Prince Harry has made the Invictus Games a terrorist target after claiming to have killed 25 members of the Taliban during his time in the Army.
Prince Harry has made the Invictus Games a terrorist target after claiming to have killed 25 members of the Taliban during his time in the Army.

The retired admiral told the Sunday Mirror the Invictus Games – which were due to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 2023 – will now have “serious security issues” because of their direct connection to Harry.

“The Invictus Games is very much labelled to him and so I would have thought the threat level there will definitely be higher,”

“There will be serious security issues because of what he said. Measures will have to be put in place to protect the veterans.

“And there will be people who, given half the chance, will want to do something.”

Harry said he did not think of those he killed as “people”, but instead as “chess pieces” that had been taken off the board.
Harry said he did not think of those he killed as “people”, but instead as “chess pieces” that had been taken off the board.

The international multi-sport event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, of which the duke is the patron, will now be a prime target for those wanting revenge, Lord West said.

“The Taliban will be reading (Harry’s claims about killing fighters and) thinking there’s this prince calling us all chess pieces and is quite happy about killing us.

“And there will be a lot of people, I am sure, in Islamic State and other terrorist organisations, who will think this is something which should be avenged.”

Harry said he did not think of those he killed as “people”, but instead as “chess pieces” that had been taken off the board.

“So, my number is 25. It’s not a number that fills me with satisfaction, but nor does it embarrass me,” he wrote.