Prince Harry could be sent to Iraq

January 26th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Prince Harry could be sent to Iraq

Not sure what would be worse... Iraq or Guarding my Grandmother... Iraq really sucks too.

Wed Jan 25, 10:51 AM ET

Prince Harry, completing his army officer training, has chosen to join a regiment which could be deployed in Iraq.
Harry, 21, third in line to the throne, has opted to join the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry, his father Prince Charles's Clarence House residence said Wednesday.
The Household Cavalry are expected to be deployed to Iraq in the future.
He could also have to guard Queen Elizabeth II, his grandmother.
Harry is due to complete his officer training at Britain's elite Sandhurst military college in April. He will become a second lieutenant in the cavalry once commissioned as an officer.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "It's fair to say that if his squadron goes to Iraq, he will probably go with it."
The prince could see front-line action if officials allow him to take part.
A Clarence House spokesman said: "He based his decision on the variety of roles which the regiment undertakes, including reconnaissance support to airborne forces right through to ceremonial duties."
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.
January 26th, 2006  

I wonder if the UK govt approves it?

What will his rank be? What position will he hold there?
January 26th, 2006  
Graduating already? Didn't he just go in just a couple of weeks ago?
January 26th, 2006  
Chief Bones
Not likely - they wouldn't allow their fair haired boy to get within bowshot of Iraq.

The Queen would have a hairy fit if her grandson had to serve in that 'heathen' country.
January 26th, 2006  
god hes a nice prince... i like this guy

not many with his status would want to be deployed... atleast this is the first time i have seen something like this...

no wait... Pat Tillman was also worth a couple of millions...
January 26th, 2006  
ha. never happen.
January 26th, 2006  
Originally Posted by Forrest_Gump
Graduating already? Didn't he just go in just a couple of weeks ago?
No that was his older brother, Prince William
January 26th, 2006  
Admin edit: quote removed. Personal attacks are not allowed!

Why am I not surprised?
January 27th, 2006  
Originally Posted by headspace

Why am I not surprised?
What kind of party was it? Papers are known for eye catching headlines to lure people into buying a copy. This particular headline can be taken any number of ways.
January 27th, 2006  
It was the costumes party, Marinerhodes.

And that's cool to hear that Prince Harry might go to Iraq.