Prince Harry’s Duty

January 27th, 2006 // 8 Comments

I’d like to see the Bush twins do some time themselves.

Prince Harry could end up on the front line in Iraq after opting to join the elite Blues & Royals regiment.

But he will escape another key task of the Household Cavalry – sentry duty outside his grandmother’s home, Buckingham Palace – because he’s an officer. Harry, 21, is due complete his Army officer training at Sandhurst in April.

The Ministry of Defence yesterday confirmed the playboy prince could be sent to either Iraq or Afghanistan if his squadron was deployed to those places. The prince would be required to operate ahead of front-line British troops to act as their “eyes and ears” and gather intelligence about the movements of enemy forces.

If deployed, he would be only the second member of the royal family in more than 50 years posted abroad to fight for his country, after Prince Andrew, who served in the Falklands conflict.

Iraq front line in Harry’s sights [The Advertiser]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Tracy

    Good for him….but……….

    who the hell is taking these pictures?

  2. Passport Junkie

    Good on him.

    err…whos taking the pictures? A photographer perhaps! ;)

    They were staged during his birthday celebrations to release to the press. The Royal family have a “deal” in which they authorise pictures and interviews on certain occasions and to be left in peace for the rest of the year.

  3. prince nazi

    1st the nazi costume now he is in black face. get rid of this loser!

  4. ThrillKill

    If it’s the same person that took his official 21st Birthday pics, it was Mario Testino.

    I have to say, Princes William and Harry really do seem to be brining an air of respect and responsibility back to the mediocrity…I mean aristocracy. They have the occasional snafu (ahem, Nazi uniform, ahem) but, they also take thier mea culpas and make an effort to connect with the public. In another decade, the Monarchy may be a real voice again.

  5. krystyn

    I’d eat him for lunch…yummy!

  6. ninaradio

    The young royals sample real life in their early 20s. And then it’s back to lala land. Same ol’ same ol’ as always.

  7. SodOn

    I respect him a little more now. I don’t know if I could do that.

  8. Nikki

    Wow, how rare are these pictures? It’s awesome to see him in unifeorm, like he’s finally a man.

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