Prince Harry
Does Prince Harry really know how to fly a helicopter? Labor MP Emma Dent Coad claims otherwise. Pictured: Prince Harry visits The Royal Marines Commando Training Centre on September 13, 2018 in Lympstone, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Chris Jackson-WPA Pool

Labour MP Emma Dent Coad recently slammed the royal family, particularly Prince Harry and his army record.

During the Republican meeting held at the Labor Party conference in Liverpool, Coad described the royal family as “millionaires demanding that we pay for their pleasure while people go hungry” (via Express).

“There can be no better recommendation for socialism. Let’s be heard and let’s put republicanism right in the middle of the debate about socialism,” Coad added.

Coad encouraged the British people to speak up as taxpayers in relation to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s upcoming royal wedding.

“Get off your knees and speak out. This establishment, backed by the media, is afraid of the debate that so many wish to hold,” she said.

And Coad also specifically mentioned Prince Harry during the recent meeting.

“Harry can’t actually fly a helicopter. He tried to pass the helicopter exam about four times but he couldn’t get through it all so he always goes for the co-pilot. So he just sits there going ‘vroom vroom,” she said.

However, Coad’s fellow Labor MP member John Woodcock criticized her previous statements about the Duke of Sussex.

“The highly inaccurate comments reportedly made by one of our colleagues, whilst disparage Prince Harry’s military service, in no way reflect the views of my party. Like everyone who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe, His Royal Highness deserves nothing but praise and respect for his service in the armed forces,” he said.

According to the Royal Family website, Prince Harry served in the military for 10 years. He rose to the rank of captain and undertook two tours of Afghanistan. Meghan Markle’s wife passed his Regular Commissions Board (RCB), the qualification necessary to train is Sandhurst in 2004.

After completing a period of work experience, Prince Harry entered The Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst in 2005 to kick off his training as an Officer Cadet. In 2006, he joined the Blues and Royals. Following the successful completion of the course, Prince Harry was commissioned as an Army officer in the same year.

More details about his military career may be found on the website.