Prince George, the eldest child of Kate Middleton and Prince William is 5 years old. He is constantly in the spotlight, and people are wondering what will his future be like?
One of those questions is whether Prince George will join the military or not. Since all the men in his family have been enrolled in the military service, it is a possibility that Prince George will join too, but it is not something that is required of him to do.
Prince William has served in the Royal Army as an officer and in the Air Force as a pilot. A Kensington Palace statement said in 2918 that Prince William has “[undertaken] a total of 156 search and rescue operations, resulting in 149 people being rescued” as a pilot.
Queen Elizabeth II was also in the forces. In 1945 she went to Auxiliary Territorial Service, and that is where she learned “to drive and maintain vehicles.”
The Queen learnt to drive in 1945 when she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) as a Subaltern #HM90factshttps://t.co/bDQOVtfTIv
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Prince Philip was a member of the Royal Navy from 1939 to 1952. Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip’s son was a member of the Royal Navy too, and he learned there how to fly helicopters.
Prince Harry first started as a recruit at the military academy Sandhurst in 2005. He got deployed from Iraq in 2006 due to his royal title, and no one would take their chances of Prince Harry losing his life. In 2008, the decision was reversed, much to the joy of Prince Harry. He spent 10 years in the military service, where he “rose to the rank of Captain and undertaking two tours of Afghanistan.”
After the military, Prince Harry established Invictus Games and the first event took place in 2014. Invictus Games is something resembling Paralympics, but for wounded veterans.
Prince Harry said in the past to Sunday Times how he would “definitely encourage George, and Charlotte if she wants to, to have some sort of involvement in the Armed Forces, guaranteed.”
When the time comes, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will have the freedom to choose whether they are interested in joining the military. Considering the royal past, they most probably will, but only time will tell.