Strange that there has been an interview with”Prince Harry” in which the guy who dressed up as a Nazi to party in England and dressed down to party in Las Vegas, admits to have killed Taliban in Afghanistan.
Of course the object of the exercise for soldiers is to kill the Enemy. So it can hardly be a surprise that Harry has killed. What is a surprise is the candid admission that he has killed, the handling of it by “royal” press people and the fact that it has published. Public reaction is also going to be interesting.
Of course there considerations. Just how legitimate is the use of an Apache helicopter gunship in Afghanistan? And if any women and children got killed by Harry, would that be a game-changer? After all, I read an agonised thread on a well known discussion board yesterday condemned the use of drones by United States. If an Apache gunship killed Afghan civilians by a man third in line to the British throne hands killed civilians, then surely it would be consistent for that discussion board to nuclear (no pun intended).
For people of my vintage, this is strange. The British Constitution demands that the Monarchy remains in the shadows, which means that no spotlight is shone on the Institution.
In the 1960s Huw Wheldon and the BBC persuaded the “royal Family” to let the cameras in. In the 1980s, “Prince Edward” brought the cameras in to “It’s A Royal Knockout”, Will the Harry interview be as big a disaster?
Perhaps Harry leaping in and out of helicopters legitimises the war. Perhaps it rehabilitates the guy. Or perhaps the Royal handlers arrunning losing the run of themselves. Mrs Windsor jumped out of a helicopter and it went well. Lets have Harry jump into one.
Of course this isn’t fiction. And as Harry’s dad….er I mean Charles prepares to be the Defender of Faiths, Harry killing Islamic terrorists might be a bit controversial. …with Britains Islamists making him a target….or making the country a target.