Is Prince Harry a hero, desperate to do his duty, or a privileged young man boasting about slaying Taliban fighters like video game villains?

The prince has been equally praised and admonished by the media and on social networking sites about his reluctantly-given interview where he admitted killing Taliban insurgents.

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In action: Prince Harry is on his way back to the UK


"Take a life to save a life," Captain Wales shrugged. "That's what we revolve around, I suppose.

"If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game, I suppose."

Many on Twitter commented how foolish it was of Harry to make such statements, which could be so easily used against the UK and Royal Family.

Writing in the Guardian, Hadley Freeman said: "During his deployment in 2007-08, Captain Wales spoke of his frustration at not being able to partake in actual action. No more! Now he drops gung-ho aphorisms like Dick Cheney ("Take a life to save a life")."


Piers Morgan
Prince Harry is extremely ill-advised to be boasting about killing Taliban. Should have declined to discuss operational duties.


Aidan Radnedge
Ah, the certainty that presumes Prince Harry's bombing raids did manage to kill the bad guys targeted. Or that the dead were Taliban alone.


Frankie Boyle
Women fancying Prince Harry for killing people. Just accept that you're like one of those crazy women who wrote love letters to Ted Bundy.

But others said that it was unfair of the Press Association to have asked the prince about killing insurgents, and would have been a tough question, which the prince answered with dignity.

Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition, said the comments were "crass" and asked how the Prince knew those he killed were members of the Taliban.

"In recent months many civilians have been killed by air strikes. This arrogant and insensitive attitude to killing Afghans, whoever they are, is hardly likely to win hearts and minds - a supposed aim of the war.

"Prince Harry returns to a life of idleness and luxury, unlike most soldiers who face unemployment, austerity and social problems," she said.


Harry Cole
Furious at Prince Harry interview. You never ask a soldier if he has killed someone, ever. Ever. Whoever they may be. Just sick TV.


Evan Davis
Is the Prince Harry "I've killed" line as clearly stated as coverage implies? Looked to me he was asked a slightly more ambiguous question.

The Times editorial leader called the Prince's service "a tribute to the values of the Army, monarchy and country."

"Prince Harry's courage and sense of duty (as much as his vivacity) provide a lens through which to view the spirit and standards of this country."

Harry is "a mature young man who.. stands ready alongside his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, to shoulder the burdens and responsibilities of steering the monarchy through the new millenium."

On Twitter, many said that it was to be expected that an Apache helicopter pilot have killed Taliban. Harry was sent on all manner of missions over Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, from supporting allied troops fighting the Taliban at close quarters to accompanying British Chinook and US Black Hawk helicopters on daring casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions.

His work as a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) during his first tour of duty in 2007-08 saw him call in air strikes on enemy positions, which he watched unfold on a monitor nicknamed "Kill TV".


james robinson
Prince Harry interview the best PR the royal family could possibly have. He was superb. Came cross brilliantly and seemed totally authentic


Willard Foxton
The Prince Harry stuff - we have only six of those attack helicopters. If the gunner on one hasn't killed anyone, he'd have been in trouble.

The prince flew on deadly sorties over the barren desert - often for hours on end - in support of International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) fighters.

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  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, during a TV interview in an Apache repair hanger on the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of part of the snack store inside the VHR tent in which Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, relaxes with fellow Apache pilots during the 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a hand painted mural from 662 Sqd Army Air Corps on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of the entertainment facilities inside the VHR tent in which Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, relaxes with fellow Apache pilots during the 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of British Army Soliders lining up at the self-service food section in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a nearly completed hand painted mural from 662 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, with fellow air crew in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie (right) in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie (right) in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a hand painted mural from 664 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, wearing a Christmas Hat as he stands outside the VHR (very high readiness) tent, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he was serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a hand painted mural from 664 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, with fellow air crew in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie (right) in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of the kitchen area inside the VHR tent in which Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, relaxes with fellow Apache pilots during the 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a nearly completed hand painted mural from 662 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, during a TV interview in an Apache repair hanger on the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

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    This picture taken on December 12, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry (R) giving an interview to a TV crew at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-MILITARY

    This picture taken on December 11, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry taking his seat in the dining facility at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-MILITARY

    This picture taken on November 3, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry (L) playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-MILITARY

    This picture taken on November 3, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-MILITARY

    This picture taken on December 11, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry (R) walking past in the dining facility at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    SOME PARTS OF THIS PICTURE HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY CHANGED FOR SECURITY REASONS. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, making his early morning pre-flight checks on the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, drawing the shift brew person (who makes the tea all day) during his 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 01/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.