Prince Harry Discusses Receiving Psychological Testing After Serving in Afghanistan
Prince Harry is opening up about his time in British Army.
The royal conversed with Sky News about his secretive deployment to Afghanistan in December 2007 — a tenure that was cut short when journalist Matt Drudge published Harry’s location on The Drudge Report and he was forced to return home to by the defense ministry in fear of his safety. Still, the Prince reveals in an interview ahead of the Invictus Games, a multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service members compete in Olympic-style competitions, that he was scarred by the “images [he has] been unfortunate to see” during his time in the military.
“You know, I described it to someone ages ago as one of those slide shows that go through your mind,” he told the outlet. “If you’ve got a good imagination as well, everything that you see, especially if it’s something that is quite powerful, then that slide is in there. It’s always in there and if you have dark moments in your life, those slides will pop up.”
Harry explained that the army puts militants through day- to two-day courses upon their return to Cyprus. “There are images I’ve been lucky enough not to see, but there have been images that I’ve been unfortunate to see, nothing like some of these guys,” he continued, “but, yes, there is a percentage of me being able to relate to exactly what they go through.”
Watch a video of his interview below. The Invictus Games commence in Orlando on May 8.