London, Mar. 26 (ANI): After paying his first visit to Afghanistan, Prince Charles has become the most senior member of the royal family to travel to the war-torn country since the conflict began in 2001.
Sky News quoted Clarence House as saying that Prince Charles spent two days in Afghanistan, visiting Kabul and various military bases.
Charles, who is a Commander in Chief of 10 regiments, spent the night with soldiers at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, after becoming the "the only royal in living memory" to visit Kabul.
He reportedly told British soldiers stationed in Afghanistan: "We owe a huge amount to all of you operating in a remarkable team."
He also met civilians involved in reconstruction efforts in Kabul.
He discussed the reintroduction of stability with tribal, religious leaders and senior government ministers.
During the tour, the Prince wore an armoured jacket with goggles and a helmet. He was also given a chance to try out British troops' mine clearance equipment.
Prince Charles' visit comes almost two years after his son, Prince Harry, returned from frontline duty.
"As a parent, you worry the whole time. I think, if you are out here, you are getting on with everything and it's not the same. But for everyone left behind it's ghastly," Charles said.
While Charles couldn't meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai during his trip, he met General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of US and NATO troops, and Afghan District Governor Gulab Mangal. (ANI)