Prince Harry calls for return of national service

Reuters/Phil Walter

Prince Harry called for the return of national service in the country, crediting a military career for helping to keep himself and the soldiers he commanded on the right track.

Harry, 30, fifth in line to the throne, told The Sunday Times, that his 10-year career in the British Army had done “amazing things” for him.

“Bring back national service,” Harry said.

“I dread to think where I’d be without the army…And more importantly to me, what I’ve seen the army do to other young guys.”

In 2012, Harry, the Queen’s grandson, expressed his regret after pictures were published of him and a young woman naked in Las Vegas, in an incident which embarrassed the monarchy.

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