Harry's return to Afghanistan rests in UK PM's hands

Sep 22, 2011, 09:22 IST | Agencies
UK PM David Cameron is to make the final decision on whether Prince Harry returns to the front line in Afghanistan as he prepares for the final stage of his training as an Apache helicopter pilot.

The Prince, who fought in Helmand with the Household Cavalry in 2008, is almost certain to be deployed with his squadron late and has the full support of the Queen and his father. An insider said, "The Prime Minister will be consulted before any decision is set in stone, and ultimately he will have the power to block the Prince's deployment. At this stage, there is nothing to suggest David Cameron would stand in the way of Prince Harry being granted his wish to go back to Afghanistan."

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