We all knew Prince Harry was a total babe, but you can add to that the fact that he’s a really stand-up guy because it turns out, he actually defended a fellow soldier against a homophobic attack by other, more dickish soldiers back in 2008. Harry never told anyone about this, of course – he just did his thing and moved on in his life. It’s the soldier whose ass he saved who revealed the incident in his new autobiography.
From Digital Spy:
Lance Corporal James Wharton, who was Prince Harry’s gunner during their training exercise, revealed the incident in his autobiography Out in the Army.
Wharton explains in one chapter how he reported the homophobic threats to the prince.
“I told him, ‘I think I’m about to be murdered by the infantry’,” Wharton stated. “I climbed into the turret and talked Harry through exactly what had happened.
“He had a complete look of bewilderment on his face. I didn’t hold back: I told him everything that had gone on. I couldn’t stop the tears from welling up in my eyes.”
Wharton continued: “He said, ‘Right. I’m going to sort this s**t out once and for all’.”
“Harry climbed out of the tank and started having a go. I worried he was about to make the whole thing worse, but he wasn’t holding back. Prince Harry was sticking up for me and putting a stop to the trouble. I had been on track for a battering and had been rescued.”Prince Harry was reportedly able to calm the other soldiers down. “He came back 10 minutes later and told me the problem had been sorted,” Wharton recalled.”I will always be grateful to Harry, and I will never forget what happened.”
Hey, homophobic dudes – how about we take it down about 800 notches? It seriously blows my mind that so many people still actually care what someone else does in their spare time and with whom. Are you a guy who has no interest in sleeping with other guys? Good news – you don’t have to! But shut the f-ck up about those who do, already.