The Queen gave permission for each William and Harry to serve on the frontline, an upcoming royal documentary has revealed.
Referring to the now Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex and their service in Afghanistan, the Queen stated: “My grandsons have taken my shilling, due to this fact they need to do their obligation.”
The revelation is a part of the ITV documentary, The Actual Crown: Inside The Home Of Windsor, which follows the lives of members of the Royal Household.
In one of many episodes, Common Sir Mike Jackson, chief of the final employees from 2003 to 2006 stated: “The chiefs have an viewers with the Queen a few times a yr. You have to have accomplished your homework.
“What goes on in these audiences and who says what to whom, stays for the 2 individuals concerned.
“And I’ll break the rule about not divulging what goes on on this one event when she was very clear, she stated, ‘My grandsons have taken my shilling, due to this fact they need to do their obligation’.
“And that was that. Nevertheless it was determined that for William as inheritor to the inheritor, the chance is simply too nice. However for his youthful brother, the chance was acceptable.”
Prince William was an officer cadet whereas Sir Mike Jackson was head of the military and would later function an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot with out getting into a fight zone.
In the meantime, the Duke of Sussex was a military officer and would full two excursions of Afghanistan.
His 2007-08 tour would see him determine Taliban positions and mark coordinates for air strikes as a ahead air controller, earlier than a interval in hiatus.
Harry would retrain as a helicopter pilot and was despatched again to Afghanistan as an Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner returning in 2013.
The Actual Crown: Inside The Home Of Windsor will be seen in full from 20 April.