Prince Edward Quits Marines in Tears, Newspaper Reports

From Reuters

Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, quit the Royal Marines tearfully because he found the training too tough, the Sun newspaper said today.

Edward, 21, cried for three hours after making up his mind to resign last Friday, just four months after he began full-time training as an acting lieutenant, the paper said without identifying its sources.

Buckingham Palace declined all comment.

The tabloid said that Prince Philip--who is the honorary commander of the Royal Marines--had “a furious row” with his son over the decision.


He was reported to have shouted at Edward and told him to pull himself together to spare the Royal Family embarrassment.