You can argue either way as you only need to look at the amount of veterans living on the streets, suffering from mental health issues, to know that the military life is not for everyone.
But what galls the most is a privileged Prince trying to pretend that his military service is on a par with any other ordinary young man in the UK.
It is not for many reasons.
If Harry could not behave himself with all the family support, privilege and advisers available to him then perhaps the Royal gene is lacking.
As for talking up the military and national service while enjoying a four-week jolly to New Zealand that shows a distinct lack of diplomacy.
Still we are used to royal hypocrisy in the UK; our British royal family like nothing better than a little killing in the shape of hunting by standing in front of world news cameras to preach conservation when it suits.
Well we have news for Prince Harry and his clan; people are not as stupid as you think.
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