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Duke of Cambridge “personally intervened” to help get Afghan soldier and family out of Afghanistan

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When the Taliban took back over Afghanistan and the United States and the United Kingdom were evacuating their citizens and vulnerable Afghani’s out of the country, the Duke of Cambridge stepped in to help a soldier he knew from his time at Sandhurst.

Prince William “personally intervened” and assisted in getting the soldier, reportedly who served in the Aghan Army, out of the Middle Eastern country and to safety. Naval officer Rob Dixon, the Prince’s equerry, is said to have made calls on behalf of the Duke to make sure the Afghan family got out of the Taliban controlled nation and to the United Kingdom.

The Telegraph reports that William helped get the soldier and his family through the packed gates of Kabul’s airport to ensure they could get a flight out before evacuations stopped.

The Afghan soldier is one of many who assisted the United Kingdom, and as such, he and his family were very vulnerable to an attack by the Taliban.

Kensington Palace has not yet commented on the Telegraph’s report.

The Duke of Cambridge graduated from Sandhurst in 2006, and his younger brother, the Duke of Sussex, graduated from the military institute earlier that same year. Prince Harry also served in Afghanistan twice during the War on Terror that began in 2001 after the terror attack on September 11 in the United States.

That 20-year war ended when the United States pulled the last of their troops out at the end of August after the defeated Taliban had regrouped and taken Afghanistan back that same month. There were tragic scenes at the airport as desperate Afghans wanted to flee before the United States pulled out completely.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said they were “speechless” at what was taking place in Afghanistan as many were attempting to leave the country.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.