Prince William personally intervened to help an Afghan National Army officer and his family escape Kabul and flee to the UK, according to a report.
The Duke of Cambridge and the officer had attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK together, the Telegraph reports.
The 39-year-old prince has heard of the officer’s difficulties getting to Kabul airport with his family of more than 10 amid chaotic mass evacuations last week.
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The officer and his family, including women and children, could all be evacuated by British troops because he had assisted British troops on the ground in Afghanistan throughout the war.
Prince William enlisted the help of his senior officer, Lieutenant Commander Dixon, to help locate the Afghan officer.
After making contact with relevant personnel on the ground in Kabul, the Afghan officer and his family were able to enter the airport and safely board a flight to the United Kingdom.
British special forces responsible for evacuations out of Kabul were aware of Prince William’s involvement.
Prince William was 23 when he trained at the military academy. He graduated in 2006.
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It was not immediately clear whether Prince William kept in touch with the Afghan officer after graduating.
British troops evacuated more than 15,000 people from Kabul within two weeks of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
This story first appeared in the New York Post.