London, June 14 : Prince Charles has spoken openly about the anxiety and worry he endured when his son Prince Harry was fighting in Afghanistan.
Talking to soldiers who served in Helmand Province and their families, the Prince of Wales told of his experiences as one of those "left behind."
He told the gathered soldiers and their loved ones he knew what they had been through.
"I can speak with a little more understanding of this after my youngest son spent some time out in Afghanistan," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
"I think some of you may have been out there when he was out there. Some of you may have been controlled by him when you were flying around in Apaches.
"I have heard some interesting stories from people who have been controlled by him. I hope he did the right thing. I am sure he did.
"I know as a parent just what it's like being left behind, worrying what is happening to your son or daughter, so I do understand something of what families are putting up with, day-in, day-out," he added.
The Prince was presenting medals to paratroopers who spent a year providing helicopter support to troops battling the Taliban in Helmand Province.