“Elizabeth sends Harry to Afghanistan to save William’s life”

The revelation of the former army chief

Queen Elizabeth wanted both Harry and William to fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 before deciding it was too risky to send the future heir. To reveal it, we read in the Mail online, the former army chief violating the protocol.

The decision to involve the princes in the conflict was discussed in a meeting between the late Elizabeth II and General Sir Mike Jackson, former head of the British army. In a soon-to-be-aired ITVX documentary titled ‘The Real Crown’, Sir Mike breached protocol by revealing details of his private audience with the Queen. “What happens in these hearings and who says what to whom, remains between the two people involved. I will break the rule of not disclosing what happens on this occasion,” he said.

Elizabeth was very clear: “My nephews have taken my shilling, so they must do their duty.” And so it was. But it was decided that for William, as the heir’s heir, the risk was too great. But for the younger brother, the risk was acceptable.