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Prince Harry addressed the reports that stated that he had bragged about killing 25 people during the war in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry, 38, appeared on CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, Jan. 10 night and addressed reports that stated that he had bragged about killing 25 people while in Afghanistan in his memoir Spare, People reported.

"Without a doubt, the most dangerous lie that they have told us is that I somehow boasted about the number of people that I killed in Afghanistan," Harry said in the episode.

"If I heard anyone boasting about that kind of thing, I would be angry. But it's a lie. And hopefully, now that the book is out, people will be able to see the context. It's really troubling and very disturbing that they can get away with it. They had the context. It wasn't like, 'Here's just one line.' They had the whole section, they ripped it away and just said, 'Here it is. He's boasting on this.' ... And that's dangerous," he continued.

"My words are not dangerous, but the spin of my words is very dangerous," he added.

Harry’s debut memoir Spare was released on Tuesday, Jan. 10. In Spare, he discussed his upbringing, his estranged relationship with the royal family, finding love with his wife Meghan Markle, and his military career. He enlisted in the British Army in 2005 and went on to serve with the troops for 10 years, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan. In the book, Prince Harry claimed that he killed more than two dozen Taliban militants as a helicopter pilot in 2012 and 2013, noting that he strongly believed in his country’s mission, Us Weekly reported.

Colbert pointed out that Harry's revelations aren't "new information," and referenced a decades-old Reuters article that noted he killed Afghans and members of the Taliban while at war.

"Almost 10 years to the date," said Harry. "My face was splattered all over the front pages because someone asked me a question, while I was still in Afghanistan, if I had killed anybody from an attack helicopter, and I said yes."

"I think the most important thing here is, not only the context but the reason why I decided to share this in my book. To the vets here and to the civilians here — which this may feel as though this is slightly a weird conversation to have, especially on this show of all shows — I made a choice to share it because having spent nearly two decades working with veterans all around the world, I think the most important thing is to be honest and to be able to give space to others to be able to share their experiences without any shame," Harry concluded.

"My whole goal and my attempt with sharing that detail are to reduce the number of suicides," he said.

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