Prince William ‘disappointed that UK has not rescued more Afghan refugees’

PRINCE William has reportedly spoken of his “disappointment” over the UK’s evacuation efforts from Afghanistan, it has been claimed.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, is said to have voiced his concern that many Afghans could not be rescued from Taliban rule like he was. meet the sheltered refugees in Leeds last year.

Prince William is said to be'disappointed' that more refugees cannot be rescued


Prince William is said to be ‘disappointed’ that more refugees cannot be rescued
British forces have evacuated more than 15,000 people from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan


British forces have evacuated more than 15,000 people from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

In total, 15,000 people are said to have been airlifted out of combat zones by British troops in what is considered the largest operation since the Second World War.

However, many people are still left behind and fear for their lives.

And now, talk to Time, a refugee who met the Duke last year said the Royal family shares in “disappointment” that many Afghan nationals cannot be brought to British shores.

“He said he was frustrated with the withdrawal attempt in August. He said he wished we could bring more people to the UK,” the refugee claimed.

William is also said to have questioned why up to 12,000 Afghans were trapped in their hotel following plans to rebuild them across the country.

It comes as he also made clear that refugees “couldn’t be more welcome” in the UK before adding: “The most important thing is that you are safe now. You have a bright future. ”

Last year, the Duke reported to have interfered to make sure an Afghan officer and his family could board a flight from Kabul to the UK.

The duke heard about the former cadet’s plight and asked his private officer to make some calls on his behalf.

The officer, who is believed to have served in the Afghan National Army, was an integral part of the British military campaign in Afghanistan and worked closely with the British army.

But his position means that a family of more than 10 people, including women and children, would be extremely vulnerable.

However, the same week, it came to light that a British father, Sidiq Marofahail, was still stranded in Afghanistan when he made desperate pleas for help with the family scared of Taliban retaliation.

He told The Sun: “We’re hiding and I hope to be able to escape, I just don’t know how I’m going to do that.

“We need help from the British government but I don’t know who to talk to.

“I went to Afghanistan with £1,000 saved in the UK but I only have 400 left to feed my family, but it won’t last forever.

“Please, I hope someone can help us, I want to bring my family to England to be safe and start a new life.”

At the time, the UK and its G7 partners were clear that the Taliban should allow those who wanted to leave a safe passage – as more and more stories emerged of British nationals stranded abroad.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “The UK evacuation has brought more than 15,000 people to safety, including British nationals, Afghan interpreters and other vulnerable people.

“Although the success of that operation exceeded our assumptions, we know that there are many more disadvantaged people.

“The UK is working with international partners to secure safe routes out of Afghanistan as soon as they become available.”

Prince William visits refugee shelter hours after BBC aired controversial documentary about his and Harry’s rift Prince William ‘disappointed that UK has not rescued more Afghan refugees’


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