Do you agree with this or will his presence endanger the troops?
Prince Harry will be serving as a soldier in Iraq by the end of the month, according to British newspapers. A royal family spokesman declined to comment.
The Prince, known as Cornet Wales in the army, will be the first royal to serve in a war zone since his uncle, Prince Andrew, flew helicopters in the Falklands War 25 years ago.
According to British media, Prince Harry and his comrades were told yesterday they were being sent to Iraq. Defence Secretary Des Browne was to announce the deployment in a written statement to MPs yesterday.
The prince, who is third in line to the throne, will become the first royal to serve a tour of duty in a war-zone since his uncle, the Duke of York, flew helicopters in the Falklands conflict 25 years ago.The announcement came a day after Tony Blair outlined the first step in a phased withdrawal of British forces from the country with the return of some 1,600 troops within months. Harry’s regiment, the Blues and Royals, will be sent to Iraq in the next few weeks as part of a long-planned rotation of troops.