Prince Harry Saves Gay Soldier From Anti-Gay Attack
Prince Harry, as an LGBT hero?? As if we needed more reason to...appreciate...the bad boy ginger Prince!
The Daily Mail relayed the story from a gay soldier in Harry's military regiment, who Harry apparently defended from an anti-gay beating.
A gay soldier told last night how Prince Harry bravely rescued him from a terrifying homophobic attack by squaddies from a rival regiment.
The Prince stepped in to save Trooper James Wharton after he was confronted by six soldiers threatening to ‘batter’ him.
Trooper Wharton fled to find Harry – who was his tank commander – and tearfully told the Prince what had happened.
‘I told him, “I think I’m going to be murdered by the infantry.” I climbed into the turret and talked Harry through exactly what had happened. He had a complete look of bewilderment on his face.
‘I couldn’t stop the tears from welling up in my eyes. He said, “Right I’m going to sort this s*** out once and for all.”
'He climbed out of the tank and I poked my head out of the turret a few moments later to see him having a go,’ Wharton said.
Harry, a Troop Commander in the Blues and Royals, confronted the tormentors, warning them they would face severe discipline if they continued their violent threats.
‘I could see he wasn’t holding back,’ said Wharton, who was 21 at the time.
After taking on the gang, Harry briefed a senior officer before returning to assure Wharton the situation had been ‘sorted’.
The soldier, who quit the Army earlier this year, said: ‘I will always be grateful to Harry and I will never forget what happened. Until he went over and dealt with everything I was on track for a battering.’
As if that wasn't enough, Harry also appears to be embracing his role as a gay icon.
According to The Daily Mail:
Wharton, who served in Iraq, also told how Harry said he and Prince William considered themselves to be gay icons.
He said: ‘We were on manoeuvres and talking over the intercom.
‘Harry happened to mention that he and his brother had been told they were gay icons. I laughed and told him that I didn’t think that was the case. He became really adamant saying, “What? What? We are! Our press people told us.”
‘Harry then asked if he couldn’t be a gay icon because he was ginger. It was all very funny.’
No Harry, you're not a gay icon in spite of being a ginger, it's BECAUSE you're a ginger. (And hot.) Trust us!!