A Taliban spokesman has branded Prince Harry a "coward" after his comments on the conflict in Afghanistan were made public following his return to the UK.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Captain Wales credited his effectiveness as an Apache gunner to his skill at playing video games.
"It's a joy for me because I'm one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think that I'm probably quite useful," he said.
“This statement is not even worth condemning. It is worse than that,” Zabihullah Mujahid told the Daily Telegraph by telephone from an undisclosed location.
“To describe the war in Afghanistan as a game demeans anyone – especially a prince, who is supposed to be made of better things.”
He may be the heir in line to the throne, but Prince Harry was not exempt from making the tea in Afghanistan.
Prince Harry has just finished a four-month tour of Afghanistan, serving as an Apache helicopter pilot and gunner.
Prince Harry is heading home, but a hero's welcome from the media may be tempered by his scathing criticism of those who write about him.