Prince Harry’s Living Legend of Aviation award has sparked controversy and a flurry of criticism

Prince Harry's Living Legend of Aviation award has sparked controversy and a flurry of criticism 1
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Prince Harry, who had to endure a series of humiliating setbacks last year, is currently experiencing a moment of perhaps the brightest triumph in his life: he has learned that he has been awarded an exceptionally prestigious honor. However, this news has sparked mixed reactions online. This was reported by Hello!

Kiddie Hawk Air Academy organized an event to honor the memory of those who made a significant contribution to the aviation and aerospace industry. As announced, in just a week, the prince will be honored with a distinction: he will be bestowed with the title of “Living Legend of Aviation.”

It is known that long before Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, he served in the army for 10 years. Four of those years were spent in two combat missions in Afghanistan—from 2007 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2013.

In Afghanistan, he served as a forward air controller and an Apache helicopter pilot, which theoretically entitles Harry to an aviation-related title. However, many were extremely puzzled about the specific merits for which he would be included among the “Living Legends.”

To some, it seemed even more unjust that Harry would be honored with this title alongside true legends.

“Is this a joke? Tell me, what legendary feat has Harry accomplished? I’m asking this quite seriously: What has he done? Because if they decided that Harry deserves a reward, then every second military pilot in the world has the right to the same!”, — social media users commented.