Prince Harry got into uniform today (March 7th) while on his Diamond Jubilee tour in Kingston, Jamaica, dressed in fatigues and ready to take part in military exercises at Up-Park Camp. The schedule, however, was altered due to a report that six British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Tuesday (March 6th).
“His Royal Highness will now just watch the action at the rappel tower rather than take part,” a St. James Palace spokesperson told the Daily Mail. ”The reason being, Prince Harry does not wish to take part in a military activity which would be deemed peripheral to an Apache pilot, on this day when the focus for the British army should be on its core professional roles and of looking after the bereaved of those tragically killed in Afghanistan.”
Harry, or Cpt. Wales as he is known to his comrades, did participate in target practice. According to the Washington Post, the prince said jokingly to the media behind him, “Anyone with a camera want to stand at the other end?” Harry, you card!
Next it’s on to Sandals Resort in Montego Bay to celebrate “Jamaica Day.” Tomorrow the prince will head to Brazil, the final stop on his tour representing Queen Elizabeth.