Prince Charles tried to halt the American invasion of Afghanistan to ‘honour’ Ramadan.
He made the plea to the US ambassador to London four weeks into the huge military operation launched after the 9/11 terror attacks.
The startled envoy asked the prince, ‘Sir, are you really serious?’ according to a book being serialised from today by the Daily Mail. Charles’s intervention appears to have been made behind the back of then prime minister Tony Blair.
Last night an officer who led UK forces in Afghanistan said the prince’s request was absurd. Critics described it as grossly irresponsible. Politicians in the UK are used to the prince trying to meddle in policy and his handwritten ‘black spider memos’ are legendary.
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