Prince Harry removed from military academy publication after bragging about his body count in Afghanistan

Then British Royal Army Captain (Prince) Harry Wales, and Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, Military District of Washington Commander, salute during the playing of the British and American national anthems at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 10, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Laura Buchta/Released)

By Andy Wolf

The British troops who served with Prince Harry have reportedly turned their backs on him— removing him from a Sandhurst Military Academy publication after he bragged about his number of kills in Afghanistan.

Despite his brother penning the foreword of the book that outlines 200 people who served with the prestigious academy, The Duke of Sussex failed to make the cut.

The book highlights the breadth of accomplishments and experiences across Sandhurst graduates rather than just focusing on the most well-known,” the Sandhurst Military Academy said of the publication.

The rogue royal reportedly recounted racking up twenty-five kills while serving two tours in Afghanistan as an AH-64 Apache crewmember and Forward Air Controller, respectively.

“So, my number: 25. It wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction. But neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed,” he wrote in his controversial bestseller memoir, “Spare.”

The military book, titled “They Also Served: 200 People Who Trained At Sandhurst,” is the work of Vaughan Kent-Payne.

In the historical publication, the author notes that “not everybody who trained [there] was a good egg,” alluding to Harry, according to the LBC.

“There is a smattering of traitors and cads,” the author noted.

Additionally, other officers have spoken out against Harry referring to afghan fighters as “chess pieces” to be wiped off the board.

“One thing he said in his book was that the Army taught him to see the enemy as less than human— which is not what we were taught,” former British Army commander Richard Kemp told The Sun. “That has overshadowed a lot of the great things that he has done.”

Kemp went on to note that Harry’s clashes with the Royal Family likely played a contributing factor in why he was left out of the book.

“I don’t think he did anything particularly notable during his service but he was certainly a significant person to go to Sandhurst,” he said. “I suspect the recent disharmony between him and the Royal Family has led them to decide against having him.”

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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