Prince Charles visits Afghanistan
Camp Bastion: On an unannounced trip to
Afghanistan, Britain's Prince Charles recalled how he much he
worried when his youngest son, Harry, served in the country's
south for 10 weeks until his secret deployment was leaked to
Charles, wearing military fatigues, spent today in
Helmand province and other parts of Afghanistan where he
listened to the security concerns of local residents and
encouraged British forces, deployed mostly in the violent
south. Since the war began, Britain has lost 276 troops.
He said that as a parent, he worried the whole time that
Harry was deployed in 2007 and 2008. He said troops can keep
themselves busy in the field, but for the relatives left
behind, it's "ghastly."
Harry's work in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province
involved foot patrols and calling in airstrikes on Taliban