A private poll by The Independent found that two-thirds of Britons believe that Prince Harry damaged national security by announcing the killing of 25 Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Duke of Sussex has come under fire from military circles for sharing his “number” in his memoir, The Spire, which was recently published.

Harry said it was important to him to go into detail about his army experience and declined to brag. But other veterans called Harry’s words “reckless”, and the prince was accused of putting the royal family in danger.

The British public fears that the duke could endanger the entire country, reports Independent Turkish. Iran has already used these statements against those who oppose the execution of a British citizen last week.

According to a poll by Savanta for The Independent, 63 percent of the public considered Harry to be a national security threat, with only 23 percent believing that “the number” did not pose a threat to the UK.


Of the 2,644 British adults polled, 58 percent said it was “not unreasonable” for Harry to disclose the number of Taliban he had killed in his six campaigns in Afghanistan. This figure peaked at 82 percent in the 55-64 age group.

The Duke, who served in the military from 2006 to 2015, said he felt compelled to reveal the information as part of his “path to recovery.” Harry said:

“Expressing and developing my experience in the hope that it will help others is my way of dealing with it.”


While Harry’s condition tends to have more support in the younger age groups, only a majority (52 percent) in the 25 to 34 age group thought it was reasonable.

The survey revealed regional divisions. East Anglia was the region most concerned about the impact of Harry’s words; here, 80 percent believe the Duke is undermining national security, compared to 53 percent in the neighboring East Midlands.

While 68% of Wales, 66% of Scotland and 60% of Northern Ireland are concerned; The UK as a whole was more comfortable, with 58 percent.

This issue of national security suppressed class differences. Anxiety levels between working-class (65%) and middle-class (62%) Britons differed by only a few percentage points.

Conservatives saw it as more dangerous

The proportions of anxious men (61%) and women (65%) were similar, but, on the contrary, there was a significant difference between men (30%) and women (20%) who considered Harry’s comments harmless.

Political preferences were the biggest reflection of controversy. In 2019, 80 percent of Conservative voters thought Harry was damaging national security, compared to 62 for Labor voters.

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