Will Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Serve in the Military?
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children are still very young now but as members of the royal family, a good amount of decisions about their future have already been made.
Given their place in the line of succession, a lot will be expected of the young royals. Many have questioned things like what their jobs might be when they get older and will serving in the armed forces be part of that?
Here’s what we know about whether the Cambridge children will join the military and what their Uncle Prince Harry has to say about it.
Which royals have served in the military?
The British royal family has a long military history. As sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II is the official Head of the British Armed Forces and she herself has served in the armed forces. Her husband, Prince Philip; each of her sons as well as her grandsons, Princes William and Harry, were all in the military too. Therefore it’s a safe bet to assume that future king Prince George and his siblings will do the same.
Why Prince Harry really wants George and Charlotte to join
Prior to the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child, Prince Louis, Prince Harry was asked about whether he wanted George and Charlotte to join the military just as he and his brother did.
“I would definitely encourage George, and Charlotte if she wants to, to have some sort of involvement in the armed forces, guaranteed and I know that William and Catherine would probably echo that as well, depending on the situation for them in those years to come,” the now-Duke of Sussex said via The Daily Mail, adding, “It’s done no harm, just good, for me, and I know it’s the same for William. It’s hard to say anything else on that because, as a parent, it’s your choice.”
Harry may also be hoping his niece and nephew consider joining because he witnessed firsthand just how beneficial the military was not only for him, but for so many others he knew.
“The army has done amazing things for me and more importantly to me,” the prince explained. “What I’ve seen the army do to other young guys … I was a troop commander in Windsor for three and a half years. I had 11 guys under my command and some of these guys were — I mean naughty’s not the word — they were on a different level. And their backgrounds and the issues they had. Then over those three years to see the way that they changed is huge, absolutely huge.”
Just like other royals before them, the Cambridge kids will learn that it is an honor to serve in any branch of the military and will likely join, which will make their uncle very happy.
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