Thursday, January 26, 2006

Prince "Dirty" Harry

Usually, when one things of Princes, especially of the British variety, you might think of a bunch of tea-drinking, toff, playboys who where fancy clothes, drive expensive cars, do nothing for a living, and perhaps get lots of action from supermodels. Basically James Bond but without the whole spying and saving the world part. At least that's what I think of. Apparently England's Prince Harry is doing more than making up for any royal layabouts, though.

Prince Harry, completing his army officer training, has chosen to join a regiment which could be deployed in Iraq.


Harry hopes to become an armoured reconnaissance troop leader at the forefront of army operations.

In an interview to mark his 21st birthday in September, Harry insisted he would be willing to serve on the front line once his training days as Officer Cadet Wales are over.

"There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.

"That may sound very patriotic, but it's true. It's not the way anyone should really work."

The last British royal to see military action was Harry's uncle Prince Andrew, who flew as a helicopter pilot in the Falklands War in 1982.

A frontline battle Prince? Since when did Iraq turn into Lord of the Rings? (h/t: Wonkette(ish), with a choice picture!)