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The Queen comforts the family of Prince Harry’s heroic comrade with a message to the soldier’s parents

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The Queen sent a letter to the parents of Nathan Hunt, who have served in Afghanistan. Derek and his wife Maria reached out to the Queen in an attempt to have their son’s name added to the Armed Forces Memorial

Prince Harry in uniform next to the Queen
Prince Harry in uniform next to the Queen

The Queen has expressed her sympathies to a family fighting to have their war hero son named in a memorial after he took his own life.

Nathan Hunt’s father, who served in Afghanistan, said he was emotional when he received a letter from the Queen, which said she hoped the couple “find the strength to sustain their children during this difficult time.” this difficulty”.

But the note added that the monarch must not get involved in politics.

Yesterday, Nathan’s father, Derek, shared the letter with the Sunday People and said: “I thought the Queen wanted to help but her hands were tied.”

Derek and his wife Maria reached out to the Queen in their latest attempt to have their son’s name placed on the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Arboretum.







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Nathan was a serving Royal Engineer guard officer when he took his own life in January 2018, at the age of 39.

But defense chiefs refused to put his name on a memorial after suggesting his death was probably unrelated to his 23 years of military service.

Three other soldiers who took their own lives after serving in Afghanistan were honored on the Staffordshire memorial.

Nathan served alongside Prince Harry, the Queen’s grandson in 2008.






The king showed his sympathy by sending a letter to the soldier’s parents

During a six-month tour, he cleared Taliban bombs and was praised for saving several comrades, including Harry.

Last year, veterans Derek, 70, and Maria, 68, of Lincoln, wrote to Harry, who responded expressing disappointment at not being able to help, having lost his military rank.

A recent letter sent to Derek and Maria from a royal aide read: “The Queen hopes that you and your spouse will continue to find the strength to stay strong during this difficult time.”

“I firmly believe that Nathan took his own life because of the injuries he suffered in Afghanistan,” Derek said. He is mentally wounded. He is a victim of war and needs to be recognized as such.”

A report released after Nathan’s death said he had experienced “traumatic exposure” in Afghanistan and had “elements of PTSD”.

“The careful consideration is given to each case and the decision not to include WO Hunt’s name in the Armed Forces Memorial does not diminish his ability to serve in the Army,” the MoD said. “

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