Prince Harry wants to keep his position as ceremonial chief of the Royal Marines, even though he quit as a high-ranking king, an ex-soldier claims.
The Duke of Sussex left his royal roles after a bombing in January, but was given a review phase with the possibility of returning to military positions next year.
A former Invictus Games soldier who asked not to be named said: “We talked about the games, I was very respectful and didn’t ask him anything about his new life or anything.
“He just said he missed his role in the Marines and would like to return to the appointment someday.”
It is assumed that the chat took place shortly after the block began.
The 35-year-old Harry officially left his military role in February, but is still “technical” general captain of the Marines, the Department of Defense said.
He lives in Los Angeles with his 38-year-old wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and their son Archie.
The queen has yet to appoint his successor, but it is believed that Princess Anne could take on the valuable role of the Marines.
Another military source told the Daily Mirror: “Harry was a breath of fresh air, the boys could relate to him, and he was a very popular character who was very interested in his job.
“When he packed it up, it was a shock.”
Prince Harry was appointed Captain General of the Royal Marines in 2017 when Prince Philip resigned after 64 years in the ceremonial role.
Harry joined the army in 2005 and first visited Sandhurst before joining the Blues and Royals cavalry regiment.
In Afghanistan he served alongside 40 commandos and built a relationship with the Marines.
He later completed training as an Apache helicopter pilot.
Buckingham Palace and the Department of Defense declined to comment.