Prince Harry begged to come back to the UK in heartbreaking plea – ‘ They need him’

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PRINCE Harry should come home to help British Army veterans who “need him” an ex-Army chief has claimed.

General Sir Richard Dannatt has pleaded with the Duke of Sussex to come back to the UK because of the veterans who “miss him”. The Chief of the General Staff from 2006 to 2009 was involved in the plan to send Harry to Afghanistan in 2007. Prince Harry would eventually do a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a co-pilot gunner from 2012-13.

But, now the Duke has forfeited his military responsibilities for a life in California with his wife Meghan Markle.

Speaking to the Sunday People General Dannatt said: “Harry and Meghan are very much involved in other things and that’s their life choice and I don’t criticise them for that.

“But it means that he is not as available, not supporting in such a high-profile fashion, the work of charities and the needs of veterans.

“I don’t criticise him for that, he makes his own choices.

Prince Harry when he was in the Army

Prince Harry when he was in the Army (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: GETTY)

“However, we miss him and I hope that in a change of circumstances, that I can’t envisage, he returns to take up more traditional royal duties in this country.”

The General then said he had penned a letter to Prince Harry pleading with him not to “stay away too long” in the US.

In the letter, the General stressed that veterans “need him”.

Harry has always supported charities for UK army veterans.

He supported charities Help for Heroes and Walking With The Wounded.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Image: GETTY)

However, Sir Dannatt exclaimed the Duke was “not well placed to continue that support, living in the USA.”

Speaking of Harry’s character, the General said he was a “spirited young man who, like his mother, has a strongly compassionate aspect to his character”.

Palace aides have recently explained how Harry’s recent comments on the US elections would reduce his chances of reclaiming his former royal duties.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a video told voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity”

This was seen as a thinly veiled anti-Trump message.

One aide told The Times: “The door was left open.

“There were some things that Harry hoped he could opt back into.

“He dearly wants to hang on to the Royal Marines and the military appointments.

“That will be harder now.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK