In 2013, a senior Taliban soldier who used the pseudonym Qari Nasrullah reportedly told The Mirror in an interview taken at a secret location in Peshawar that during Prince Harry’s deployments to Afghanistan, the group had planned to target the royal “many times”.
A former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier has warned that Prince Harry, while no longer a working royal after stepping down from the role together with his spouse, Meghan Markle, on 8 January 2020, will nevertheless require protection for “a long time” after having been a “target” during his Afghanistan tour, reported the Mirror.
Prince Harry, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, remains one of the most “at risk” members of the Royal Family, claimed Bob Craft in an interview for the outlet, adding:
During his military career, the Duke of Sussex, now 36, served two tours on the front line in Afghanistan, becoming the first member of the Mountbatten-Windsor family to serve in a ‘war zone’, after his uncle, Prince Andrew, says Craft.
The Duke of York served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot and instructor, and as the captain of a warship.
In 2007–2008, Prince Harry served for over ten weeks in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The royal acknowledged in an interview cited by The Guardian in 2008 that he could also be a target for Taliban-supporting militants in the UK on his return from active service, after a story was posted on the US-based Drudge Report…