Prince Harry stood up for a gay soldier who was nearly attacked by his fellow infantrymen and became even hotter in the process.
Our favorite hot ginger is making us swoon again today as a new story has surfaced of his gallantry. A gay British soldier claims that Prince Harry saved him from what could have been a brutal homophobic attack at the hands of his fellow infantrymen.
In a new memoir, Lance Corporal James Wharton — who was Harry's gunner during a training exercise in Canada — claims the Prince saved his hide after Wharton received vicious threats based on his sexuality.
"I told him: 'I think I'm about to be murdered by the infantry,'" Wharton wrote in his book Out in the Army, excerpted in The Daily Mail. "I climbed into the turret and talked Harry through exactly what had happened. He had a complete look of bewilderment on his face. I didn't hold back: I told him everything that had gone on. I couldn't stop the tears from welling up in my eyes."
"He said: ‘Right. I'm going to sort this s*** out once and for all.'"
"Harry climbed out of the tank and started having a go," Wharton wrote. "I worried he was about to make the whole thing worse, but he wasn't holding back. Prince Harry was sticking up for me and putting a stop to the trouble. I had been on track for a battering and had been rescued."
"He came back 10 minutes later and told me the problem had been 'sorted.'"
But Wharton later had to destroy one of Harry's own dreams by telling him that he and brother Prince William are not the gay icons they thought themselves to be.
"I don't think you are, sir," Trooper Wharton sadly advised him, according to the book.
"We are! Our press people told us!" Harry decried. "Is it because I'm a f***ing ginger?"
Buckingham Palace and Clarence House declines to comment on the book or the story.