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Prince Harry confesses to Welsh Falklands veteran that he prefers comics to books

by Rachael Misstear

 

12 November 2014

 

The Prince made the admission to cartoonist and former Welsh Guardsman Will Kevans from Carmarthenshire

Falklands veteran, Will Kevans, 51, speaking to Prince Harry about his work at the exhibition

 

 

Prince Harry has admitted he ‘loves’ comics and would choose them over books after speaking with a Carmarthenshire Falklands veteran.

 

The Prince, 30, who has an A-Level in art, made the admission to cartoonist and former Welsh Guardsman Will Kevans following the opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

 

It came as Mr Kevans, from Llannon, impressed the royal captain with a comic strip book he has created about the 1982 Falklands war.

 

“I don’t read many books but I love comics,” the Prince told him. “I might actually read that.”

 

Mr Kevans, 51, who was just 19 went he left for the Falklands, was at the Abbey for an exhibition by the Army Arts Society. He said the Prince made his day by chatting to him about his graphic work, My Life In Pieces: The Falklands War.

 

“I had no idea Prince Harry would be attending and it was a real surprise,” said Mr Kevans, whose company was attached to 40 Commando and took part in the attack on Argentine forces on Mount Harriet.

 

“I was just impressed that he took the time to come over and talk about it. Basically, I told him about my experiences in the Falklands.”