Sunday, 2 March 2008

Prince Harry out of Afghanistan

Prince Harry has left Afghanistan after a 10-week posting there and is on his way back to Britain, the defence ministry has confirmed.

The 23-year-old prince had been fighting the Taliban with his British army unit in Afghanistan.

The decision to return him to the United Kingdom came after Australian women's magazine New Idea and subsequently a US website broke a news embargo on his presence in Afghanistan. The embargo had been imposed for security reasons when the prince was deployed mid-December.

Following widespread publicity in Britain and around the world, reports emerged that intelligence sources were aware of a series of specific threats to Harry and those serving with him.

"The Ministry of Defence can confirm that Prince Harry left Afghanistan earlier this evening," the ministry said in a statement. "He is now on his way home to the United Kingdom."

Earlier, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain was doing the right thing by deciding to bring the prince home. "Obviously security considerations come first and that has been the deciding factor," he said. "It's a decision that has been made by our Defence staff and I think everybody will respect that to be the right decision."

Hrm... somebody goofed somewhere, huh? lol I'm sure he was stationed somewhere relatively "safe" in all circumspect. I mean, how would it be possible to think about the third in line to the British throne as "just one of the blokes"? It just wasn't going to happen.
Peas be with ewe

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  1. I was thinking about "ancient" times and wasn't it common for one of Royal Blood to actually lead the troops to battle? I think it was good for him to be out there along with the commoners. He should have stayed.

    More US rich families need to have their sons and daughters out there as well.

  2. karmyn r - You could not be more right. The royals, and presidents children, along with the kids of the rich, should be fighting side by side with the kids from the ghetto!

    Goes in the category of "there oughta be a law."djj

  3. He chose to do there should not be any favortism

  4. The tabloids should have kept their mouths shut. He wanted to be there. It was his decision but idiots put him and the other troops with him at higher risk.

    ~shakes head~

  5. Says a lot of the 'responsibility' of the media. huh? Good gawd!

    Mal :)