Prince Harry is a ‘target for kidnapping’ after Army career, says ex-SAS soldier

Prince Harry remains as one of the most "at risk" members of The Royal Family due to previously serving his grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, in the armed forces, claims a former soldier.

During his military career, Prince Harry, 36, had served on two tours of Afghanistan on the frontline, making him the first member of the Mountbatten-Windsor family to serve in a war zone, after his uncle, Prince Andrew.

While his role as a member of The Royal Family made him face risks of kidnapping, his time serving as an Apache helicopter pilot added to the risk he faced.

Almost ten years ago, a senior Taliban soldier had told The Mirror that during Harry's deployments the group had planned to target Harry "many times".

Now, a former SAS soldier has told The Mirror that while Harry may no longer be a serving military serviceman or working royal, he remains a clear target.

Bob Craft told the publication: "As a royal Prince Harry is clearly a target for kidnapping, terrorism and a whole range of threats.

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"But his military service adds to that enormously.

"He will need some form of security for a long time, particularly as it is known he served in Afghanistan and was known to be a target whilst out there."

However, it is claimed that Harry, who now resides in Montecito, California, with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, may remain a target and not just from terror organisations.

Paul Biddis, a military adviser to films and former Parachute Regiment soldier told The Mirror: "Ex special forces soldiers have to be discreet about their identities after they leave because they are obviously under threat.

"But Harry did not choose to be a threat, he was born into it as a royal."

Paul went on to say that in America, Harry faces threats from the likes of far right-wing networks, armed gangs and conspiracy theories as he is "one of the, if not the most under threat royals there are."

However, despite claims from experts suggesting that Harry should have constant security, the Duke of Sussex recently revealed during an unprecedented interview with Oprah Winfrey that after initially relocating to Canada after stepping down as a senior royal, his diplomatic security was immediately stripped from him.

Harry told the American chat show icon: "I never thought I would have had my security removed, that was a shock to me.

"That was what changed the whole plan."

The father-of-one went on to say: "My family literally cut me off financially and I had to afford security for us in the first quarter of 2020.

"I have what my mum [Diana, Princess of Wales] left me and without that, we would not have been able to do this."

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