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Prince Harry makes a rare stand – see what made him speak out

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Prince Harry has denied a report that he is "furious" at the treatment of British soldiers who are being investigated for alleged war crimes.

The Sun published a story over the weekend, claiming that Harry wants more support for the troops facing prosecution. However a palace communications secretary has been forced to rubbish the claims on behalf of the Prince.

"The Sun front page carries a story claiming Prince Harry had told 'pals' that he had strong views about a government policy issue around prosecutions of soldiers," a statement read.


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A report claimed that Prince Harry wants more support for British troops facing prosecution

"Prince Harry is passionate about work to support veterans and it will be a cause he champions for the rest of his life. He will always have been proud to have worn an Army uniform and knows first-hand the sacrifices servicemen and women make to protect their country.

"Prince Harry was painted positively by the paper in this story, but thinks it's only fair that people know the facts. He has not expressed views on this topic to anyone and he does not believe it would have been appropriate for a member of The Royal Family to have done so. This was very clearly communicated to The Sun prior to publication.

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The palace rubbished the claims in a statement

"Prince Harry does not comment on issues like this because to do so would actually undermine his ability to support veterans both in the UK and overseas."

Harry completed two tours in Afghanistan during his ten-year service with the British army. He reached the rank of captain in 2011 and was known as Captain Wales.

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Harry launched the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women in 2014

In 2015 the Prince made the surprise announcement that he was leaving the army, but he has always supported the force and war veterans.

In particular Harry has worked to bring wider public attention to the support that wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women need through their rehabilitation process.

He has channelled his energy into organising the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for wounded servicemen and women that first launched in 2014.

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