Prince Harry Deployed to Afghanistan

by Charles C. W. Cooke

In Britain, we used to transport our miscreants to Australia. Now, it’s off to Afghanistan — even if you’re a member of the Royal Family:

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.

The austere conditions will be a far cry from the more luxurious lifestyle he enjoys when on leave in the United Kingdom — or on his widely covered trip to Las Vegas last month, where a scandal broke after he was photographed naked while partying in his hotel room on what turns out to have been a predeployment vacation.

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