Prince William failed to cover up his “displeasure” at the way the United States and its allies withdrew their troops from Afghanistan last year.
The Lord of Cambridge met with a group of refugees at a hotel where they were temporarily staying in the UK, and many ambassadors, the military, allies and collaborators reportedly regretted not getting the help they needed to evacuate Afghanistan in August 2021.
One of the refugees told the British newspaper ‘The Times’ that Queen Elizabeth’s grandson could not hide her disappointment during the meeting. “He said he was disappointed with the withdrawal of the army in August and said he would like the UK to grant asylum to the refugees,” the man said.
The 39-year-old prince – who is survived by his wife Duchess Catherine and three children – has admitted to being concerned about the delay in finding permanent homes in the refugee country.
Another member of the committee said: “He asked us, ‘Why is it taking so long for them to provide permanent housing?’
About 15,000 Afghans were able to fly to the UK in August following the withdrawal of troops and following the Taliban uprising, about 12,000 more are believed to be in makeshift shelters, including 4,000 children.
Following William’s alleged “criticism”, a Defense Ministry spokesman issued a statement saying the British government was “proud” of what it had done so far.
“The UK deportation operation has helped keep more than 15,000 people safe, including British citizens, Afghan translators and other vulnerable people.
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