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Prince Harry writes letter to family of Lincoln soldier found dead at home

Prince Harry fought alongside the Lincoln solider.

Prince Harry has written a private letter to the family of a Lincoln man he fought alongside in Afghanistan after he was found dead in his home last week.

Warrant Officer Nathan Hunt, 39, was found dead on January 2 after reportedly speaking with colleagues about his struggles with depression and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

The father-of-one, who was decorated for his service in Helmand Province, fought alongside Prince Harry as part of a desert reconnaissance unit.

Within this unit, he helped to identify roadside bombs.

A former colleague told the Mail on Sunday that he had complained about the care and treatment he received from the Ministry of Defence.

His stress is believed to have been caused by his frontline experiences.

The colleague said he “fought demons in his head for years” and that the care he had been receiving was “useless” at a recent get-together for veterans.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that Prince Harry has written a private letter of condolence to Nathan’s family.

A spokesman for Army said: “Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. The circumstances of his death are currently being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

An inquest is expected to open later this month into the circumstances of his death.