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Prince Harry confirms he’s leaving the army

The royal has announced he will finish his duties with the British Army in June this year

The royal has announced he will finish his duties with the British Army in June this year

The royal has announced he will finish his duties with the British Army in June this year

Prince Harry has spent 10 years in the military and counts it as a cause close to his heart. Over the course of his military career, he has served two tours in Afghanistan and also spearheaded the first Invictus Games last year, an Olympics-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women.

Now, the Prince has come to a “crossroads” and is moving on to tackle new challenges, according to an official statement released yesterday.

“After a decade of service, moving on from the Army has been a really tough decision.  I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had the chance to do some very challenging jobs and have met many fantastic people in the process,” Prince Harry said in the statement.

“Inevitably most good things come to an end and I am at a crossroads in my military career. Luckily for me, I will continue to wear the uniform and mix with fellow servicemen and women for the rest of my life, helping where I can, and making sure the next few Invictus Games are as amazing as the last.”

The Prince is an avid supporter of many charities and causes, including the Invictus Games

Before he finishes his active service, Prince Harry is due to spend four weeks over April and May with the Australian Defence Force. He will also join Prince Charles in Turkey on April 24, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.

After that, he’s due to take his first official royal tour of New Zealand in May before working with conservation experts in Africa. Finally, later this year Prince Harry will come back to England to volunteer at the Ministry of Defence’s Recovery Capability Programme, continuing his passion of supporting wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

In addition to all of that, the Prince will of course continue to support his other charitable causes and represent the Royal Family in the UK and abroad.

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