Prince Harry, the forth in line for the British throne, has announced he will be leaving the army in June to pursue other career options.
The 30-year-old prince added, “The experiences I have had over the last 10 years will stay with me for the rest of my life. For that I will always be hugely grateful.”
Prince Harry’s service included two tours of duty in Afghanistan, where he served as an Apache co-pilot gunner in 2012-13.
Although Prince William also served in the army, Prince Harry was the first royal to actually see combat since his uncle, Prince Andrew in 1982 during the Falklands War.
After returning from Afghanistan in 2013, Prince Harry was quoted for saying, “It’s very easy to forget about who I am when I am in the army. Everyone’s wearing the same uniform and doing the same kind of thing.”
There hasn’t been any word as to his future career goals, and it’s not like we expect to see him on LinkedIn, but we can assume his future post will be worthy of his royal status.