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The former top UK commander at Nato has warned that Britain's armed forces have been so weakened by cuts it is "questionable" whether they are still capable of defending the country.
General Sir Richard Shirreff - a former deputy supreme allied commander - said he doubted whether Britain could meet its obligation under the Nato treaty to maintain sufficient forces to defend itself.
In a interview with BBC World News's Hardtalk, Sir Richard warned that it would have a "massive credibility impact" on Britain's position in the alliance if defence spending were now to drop below the Nato target of 2% of GDP.
Prince Harry is set to quit the armed forces later this year to bring his active military career to an end, it has been reported.
The 30-year-old royal, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, will serve with units in Australia for "several weeks" before his duties end, according to the Evening Standard.
Harry is expected to continue to support programmes to help rehabilitate injured service personnel as well as pursuing other charity work, including field projects in Africa.
While refusing to confirm the reports, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told ITV News:
Prince Harry is currently focused on his work supporting the MoD's recovery capability programme to ensure those who are wounded injured or sick have appropriate recovery plans and the necessary support they require.
It's a natural progression from the work he did organising the Invictus Games.
This involves working alongside case officers in London District's Personal Recovery Unit and visiting various recovery centres and partner agencies (like forces charities and the NHS) around the country.
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The Princess Royal joined David Cameron and Alex Salmond at the sixth annual Armed Forces Day in Stirling.
Almost 2000 military personnel from the past, present and future saluted Princess Anne in the Scottish city.
David Cameron said Scotland said Scotland gets "the best of both worlds" when it comes to the UK's armed forces.
Speaking at an Armed Forces Day celebration in Stirling, he said: "We can consider what Scotland brings to the UK armed forces and what being part of a bigger entity brings for Scotland as well.
He added: "My message is always that Scotland gets the best of both worlds, and that's what we want to see.
"More power through the Scottish Parliament to make its own decisions, but also the benefit of being part of a larger United Kingdom with - one advantage - these armed forces which can help protect our values and keep us safe.
David Cameron has praised the "courage" and "sacrifice" of the Armed Forces.
His tweet comes as Armed Forces Day is being celebrated across Britain.
Today we pay tribute to the courage, determination and sacrifice of our Armed Forces. Their bravery keeps all of us safe. #ArmedForcesDay