Prince Harry doesn't hide the fact that he's had to kill Taliban insurgents while on duty in Afghanistan, CNN reports Jan. 21. The British royal is known as Captain Wales while he's on a mission with the military co-piloting an Apache helicopter.
When asked if he's ever killed the enemy at war, he said sometimes that means you "have to take a life to save a life."
"Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that means shooting someone who is shooting at them, then we will do it," Harry said.
The prince explains that their role in Afghanistan is to be more of a deterrent than anything else. They only shoot when being shot at.
Prince Harry adds that going to Afghanistan is less of an obligation and more of an "escape" from the media. Publishing the Vegas pictures of him partying naked with a bunch of women didn't go over well with him.
“I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down,” he said. "At the end of the day, I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy.”
He expected more from the press given the fact they knew he was about to depart for war. If the media had a chance to prove their discreet side to him, they failed.
“The newspapers knew that I was going away to Afghanistan, yet still published the photos,” he continued. “So the way I was treated by them I don't think is acceptable.”