Prince Harry to leave armed forces
The Prince is expected to leave the army later this year after spending 10 years in the British Military, according to Sky News sources.
After serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan the news comes as a surprise to most as Harry is a passionate member of the Armed Forces who appeared to be focussing on a long career as a British army officer.
Kensington Palace have issued a short statement outlining his current role, it said:
“Prince Harry is currently focused on his work supporting the Ministry of Defence’s recovery capability programme to ensure those who are wounded, injured or sick have appropriate recovery plans and the necessary support they require. It’s a natural progression from the work he did organising the Invictus Games. This involves working alongside case officers in London District’s personal recovery unit and visiting various recovery centres and partner agencies (like forces charities and the NHS) around the country.”
The Standard reported the 30-year-old plans to focus on his charity work and aims to spend “a significant period abroad” on field projects in Africa.
The Prince is keen to pursue his interests in conservation and wildlife in his future. Until he leaves the forces, it is also believed he will focus on programmes to aid the rehabilitation of injured service personnel.