Prince William: 'I still hope to fight in Afghanistan'

Tuesday October 19, 2010

Prince William has expressed his desire to fight on the Afghanistan front line and his frustration over his inability to join British troops battling the Taliban.

Talking during a TV documentary about his visit to Africa this summer, the second-in-line said:

"My heart was in the Army and that's why I first joined them. It's just a pity I didn't get to Afghanistan.

"There are some slightly valid arguments as to why not, but many of them are hyped up. I still have hope and faith and a real determination to go out there. 

"Harry and I are very laid-back anyway, we don't want to be mollycoddled, we don't want to be sort of kept away from everything."

The 28-year-old completed his first shift as an RAF search and rescue helicopter co-pilot earlier this month and wishes to serve in Afghanistan before the last British troops withdraw in 2015.

Prince William's Africa will be shown on Sky 1 at 8pm on Wednesday.

Photo: © Rex

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