Is Prince Harry A Coward?
Prince Harry, the third in line to the throne in the UK, has given an interview in which he states how proud he is to have served his country in Afghanistan. He has been called a coward by The Taliban. Harry has recently spent about 7 months in Afghanistan in the army. He has said he feels he has and wants to continue to seve his country. He has also said that Prince William - 2nd in line to be King - should also be allowed to seve in Afghanistan.
Allegedly, The Taliban have called him a 'coward'. Their view is that he has no business in Afghanistan, represents Imperialism and hides behing massive weaponry and his staus as the son of and brother of future Kings of the UK.
Foegetting his nude photos scandal last year and such tabloid drivel, the fact that he didn't choose to be born to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the fact he has been portrayed as a bit of a Playboy, I'd be fascinated to know what you all think - the question is bigger than his shennaigans and personality. There are numerous questions: should a member of the Royal Family be in Afghanistan in the Army? Should someone like Harry be given the privilege of interviews? Has he served his country? What if he was a pacifist and refused to serve in the military? Has he hammered another nail into the coffin of the UK monarchy? Or will this make him more popular - in an increasingly 'England' culture being reported in the media? Or is he representing the UK, its people, and the wishes of the people of the UK?
It may not mean much to many of you on here about him, but my concern is that reprisals will affect people like me and my loved ones who have no say in The UK Army and politics, other than a vote every 5 years - something I myself have not had the opportunity to do yet! And none of us have had the opportunity to vote on the Monarchy! I personally feel that he should not serve overseas in The Army - the actions of The Army are dictated by politicians, and he does not represent my views or the views of people I know, yet his words are broadcast all over the world, and other people think that is what everyone in the UK thinks!
All the best for 2012 to:
Ana; Maria; Vika
Come on Caroline, prove everyone wrong!