Prince Charles
Prince Charles

Britain’s Prince Charles believes the murder of Lee Rigby has damaged the Armed Forces’ morale, but he’s confident they have the ability to overcome adversity.


The Prince of Wales believes the “brutal” murder of Fusilier Rigby, which saw him hacked to death on the Streets of south east London in May as he returned from the Woolwich barracks, has taken it’s “toll” on the troops, but he’s confident they have the ability to overcome adversity.

Writing in The Sun newspaper for the launch of the annual Military Awards, he said: “The challenges our Armed Forces face are not confined to physical and psychological injuries sustained on the battlefield.

“The effect on morale of long and enduring campaigns that separate troops from their loved ones again and again, of redundancy programmes that are reshaping our Armed Forces and even the threat to our off-duty troops in the perceived sanctity of their homeland – as seen with the brutal death of Fusilier Rigby – all take their toll.

“Over the last few years, every soldier, sailor, airman and woman has demonstrated beyond all doubt they can stand firm against any adversity.”

Charles believes the general public must offer a helping hand to those “who have suffered as a result of their service” by giving donations and supporting fundraisers as he understands the emotional strain the families of the Military go through when their loved one is serving.

He explained: “I know very well how much worry this danger creates for families and loved one, as my own son Harry served in Afghanistan over the winter.”


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