One of Prince Harry’s friends has spoken out about the “selfless, loving” royal after he announced he was stepping down as a senior member of the royal family alongside Meghan Markle last week.
Glenn Haughton, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Staff Committee, shared a snap of the pair on Twitter.
He wrote in the caption, “Let me tell you this because I know. PH is a soldier, veteran & servant who fought in Afghan in the cloth of our nation, quickly forgotten by our fleeting & fickle society. A selfless, loving father, brother & son that has given so much of his life to better the lives of others.”
Another former veteran said of Harry, who served in the armed forces for 10 years before ending his duties in 2015, “I personally served with Harry in Afghan 2012/13 and think he’s a top bloke, he’s done amazing things with the Invictus games, supporting wounded and injured soldiers so we need to do the same for him.”
“Get behind him when he needs our country and back him in whatever he chooses,” he added.
The comments come as Harry announced the location of the next Invictus Games on Wednesday. The Netherlands is set to host in The Hague this May, before they then head to Germany in 2022.
Harry shared, “I am honoured that Germany will take the Invictus Story further, with the sixth Invictus Games heading to Düsseldorf in 2022.”
“Germany has been a key part of the Invictus Games family since the very start in 2014 and I know that they will be exemplary hosts in picking up the mantle and showcasing what sport continues to do for these inspirational men and women in their recovery.”
“I hope everyone in Germany is ready for what will be an incredible week of sport! I have no doubt that the German public will get right behind these Games and that every single competitor can expect a warm welcome and an amazing atmosphere.”
Harry and Meghan shocked the world last week with the news that they’d be stepping away from the royals and splitting their time between the UK and Canada.
The Queen then released a statement following a meeting with the royals Monday, which read: “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”