This afternoon, he landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire after four-and-a-half months as an Apache co-pilot gunner.
“It was a hell of an experience,” Harry said of his tour-of-duty. ”I’m really proud of the guys. It’s very different to when I was last out there. I’m just thrilled to be back. A bit of blue sky in Cyprus, a bit of decompression, some comedy – and back to the snow. Four and a half months has gone very quickly.”
His time in Afghanistan was not without a sense that his job is unlike any other.
“There’s nothing normal about what we’ve doing for the last four and a half months,” Harry told Sky News. ”In the last day that I was there a seven-year-old girl got shot down by insurgents. Normality is a very ambiguous thing. I will continue being myself. I will enjoy being a soldier.”
The Queen’s rambunctious grandson is keen to see his loved ones. He told the press that he was “longing to catch up with people behind closed doors – you guys (the media) aren’t invited.”