Prince Harry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday on a four-month military deployment in his role as an Apache helicopter pilot, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said.
Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and third in line to the British throne, is a captain in Britain’s Army Air Corps.
He will be stationed at dusty Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province — considered a Taliban heartland — with the 100-strong 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.
His deployment is expected to be a big morale boost for British forces in Afghanistan and may go some way to restoring his public image following last month’s scandal.
The prince hit the headlines after he was photographed naked while in his swanky Las Vegas hotel suite with friends and a group of women they had met.