Prince Charles has admitted he fears for son Prince Harry during his tour of Afghanistan and has been writing letters to him during his time away.
The Prince of Wales' youngest son headed out to the war zone in September and will be there until January, missing Christmas. Speaking at The Sun's Military Awards last night the future king admitted he “really understands” how the families of those in the forces feel while their loved ones are on active service.
He told The Sun: “I really do understand — the worry of service families when their loved ones are away serving in somewhere like Afghanistan.”
“I do appreciate the extraordinary resilience and the unbelievable support provided by the families back here who encourage and remind their loved ones that they are there for them, despite what they are having to put up with.”
Referring to his son: “The younger one is at this moment in Afghanistan. Fortunately, he rings me every now and then."
“And from time to time I’ve even persuaded him to write me a letter."
“Because, I keep saying, if you write me a letter and not just an email or a text or something, in 30 years’ time or 40 years’ time that will be interesting history.”
Prince Harry in Afghanistan (WENN)
Since Harry has been overseas there has been a severe lack of partying princes at London's most exclusive night spots, with blonde socialites in need of the hard partying prince. Charles even acknowledged his son's notorious reputation, joking that he only needs to check the headlines to find out what antics the flame haired royal had been up to.
Harry isn't the only one the Prince has been worrying about. News that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge had left hospital after suffering from severe morning sickness, Prince Charles was said to be very relieved.
He told The Sun on Wednesday: “I’m thrilled, marvellous. It’s a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age, if I can say so. “I’m very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better, thank goodness.”