In an upcoming memoir, James Wharton, a British gay soldier has opened up about how Prince Harry rescued him from a beating by a group of squaddies in 2008.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Prince stepped in to save Trooper James Wharton after he was confronted by six soldiers threatening to ?batter? him.
Trooper Wharton fled to find Harry ? who was his tank commander ? and tearfully told the Prince what had happened.
?I told him, ?I think I?m going to be murdered by the infantry.? I climbed into the turret and talked Harry through exactly what had happened. He had a complete look of bewilderment on his face.
?I couldn?t stop the tears from welling up in my eyes. He said, ?Right I?m going to sort this s*** out once and for all.?
‘He climbed out of the tank and I poked my head out of the turret a few moments later to see him having a go,? Wharton said.
Harry, a Troop Commander in the Blues and Royals, confronted the tormentors, warning them they would face severe discipline if they continued their violent threats.
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