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Prince Harry (His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales) is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was born 15 September 1984 and is third in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 Realms including Australia Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

His mother died in 1997. Prince Harry, then 13 walked  with his brother, father and grandfather  behind the funeral cortège from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey .
After schools and a gap year in Australia and Lesotho, where he worked with orphaned children and produced the documentary film The Forgotten Kingdom, Prince Harry, enlisted in the Army . He was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Blues and Royals of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

The British Ministry of Defence and Clarence House made a joint announcement on 22 February 2007 that Prince Harry would be deployed with his regiment to the front line in Iraq  and served for 77 days on the front line in the Afghan War.  

To protect his unit from excessive attention by the enemy, the Department of Defence withdrew him after his presence was revealed by an Australian magazine.
 He is to be best man at his older brother Prince William's  wedding to Kate Middleton to Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011.

In October 2008, to pass the tests to fly military helicopters and was presented with his wings by his father on 7 May 2010.

Having since passed his Apache flying test, it is reported that he may return to Afghanistan.



...sense of duty permeates...


Washington Post correspondent, Marie Cocco wrote in the ContraCostaTimes on 1 March 2007, under this telling headline: “U.S. upper class more stuck up than Britain's royalty, ” that that it takes no nostalgia for the Crown to hear the honour in Prince Harry’s vow -- and to wince at the contrast with the US much larger force in Iraq, from which, she declares, the sons and daughters of the American well-heeled and the well-known are largely absent. 

She says this sense of duty in the Royal Family is no new thing.  Older generations remember it in the Second World War, when The King and The Queen, as well as the Royal Family, stayed with the people.  Prince Harry’s grandfather and his father saw distinguished service.  More recently, in the Falklands war, Prince Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew, also rode, or perhaps more correctly, flew into battle.

Prince Harry encapsulates a long standard in our Royal Family, a sense of service. This is complemented by a strong sense of charity, of helping those less fortunate than he.
 
 

 



Prince Harry in US: living embodiment of old fashioned virtues Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Prince Harry will train with U.S. military for two months during his stay. This is a light report from ABC America on 8 October 2011.

On a more serious note, Prince Harry remains a living embodiment of those old fashioned virtues of duty, honour and service which have long been the hallmarks of our Royal Family - certainly as long as anyone living today can remember. This is something which has long been noticed in the US.

 
Prince Harry to train in the US Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Sunday, 04 September 2011

Prince Harry’s spokesman, Nick Loughran, told The Daily ( the US based Ipad news service) posted on 18 August 2011  that the Prince, who is a captain in the British Army Air Corps, "will be coming to the States at some point in the next couple of months for a handful of courses ... in parts of Arizona and California.

"The Prince will spend "about two-and-a-half to three months" in the U.S., Loughran said, as part of a standard program for British Apache pilots.Once the course finishes, Prince Harry will be appointed to a U.K. Apache squadron and could be deployed to a war zone.

 

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Prince Harry: Queen backs my return to Afghanistan Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Queen has given her blessing to Prince Harry's return to active duty in Afghanistan, reports Anita Singh in the London Daily Telegraph (8/8).

The Prince was speaking to Frank Gardner, the BBC's defence correspondent, during his recent trip to the Arctic. His charity trek to the North Pole with a group of disabled servicemen will be documented in a film, Harry's Arctic Heroes, to be broadcast later this month.


Prince Harry went on  the polar trek as patron of Walking With The Wounded, a charity for injured servicemen. He  said:

 "We have to look after our wounded. They are veterans, 50 or 60 years old, that we haven't paid much attention to. There are so many wounded guys now and they need to be looked after for years to come."

  




...Queen understands...





 

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Prince Harry in riot-torn Salford Print E-mail
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Saturday, 20 August 2011
 
Now apologize to the Royal Family Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 08 July 2011
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The announcement that the News of the World is to close has followed days of allegations against the newspaper. In 2007, the newspaper’s royal editor and an investigator were gaoled for hacking offences including the phones of members of the Royal Family.

It now seems that this  was only the tip of the iceberg.

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It has now been conceded that investigators working for the newspaper had hacked into the mobile phones of military families, the victims of the 7/7 attacks and murder victims, including the teenager Milly Dowler.  It had become clear that the hackers and deleted messages when her message bank was full so that new messages could be received.  This caused the family to think that she could still be alive.



...James Murdoch acts...




Mr. James Murdoch, the Chairman of the newspaper’s proprietor, News International, has rightly described these practices as inhuman.  The important point is this behaviour must not be repeated.

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From his comments in the video below it is reasonable to be confident in his undertakings.  But he should now also apologise to members of the Royal Family not only for the original offences but particularly for the acts of revenge following the arrest of the News of the World journalists. One of these, by The Sun, involved publishing material - on page one - of Prince Harry in such a way that the readers and the person most affected - his girl friend - would be misled. 


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...more than 4000 message banks hacked....





The police have now revealed that more than 4,000 people were victims of private detectives employed by the paper. Apart from this scandal, the police are also investigating one concerning payments being made to police officers for information. The News of the World, hitherto the biggest selling English-language newspaper in the world, is currently at the centre of two police investigations, one into the alleged hacking, the other into payments allegedly made to police officers.

The gap in the market for Sunday newspapers following the closure of The News of the World is likely to be filled by a new Murdoch newspaper, The Sun on Sunday.





...widespread  revulsion...




 Robert Winnet of the London newspaper The Daily Telegraph (7/7) reports that after widespread public revulsion at the scandal and condemnation from MPs, dozens of companies had announced they were withdrawing advertising from the paper. The share price of News Corporation  had also been badly affected.

He reports that Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of News International and former editor of the News of the World, has been allowed to keep her job despite widespread calls for her to be sacked. “Last night she faced angry scenes at the paper as she broke the news to journalists.”

He reports. “There were reports she had to be escorted from the offices by security guards for her protection.”

Ms Wade was closely involved in the negotiations with the British Press Complaints Commission which resulted in a working understanding between the tabloids and Clarence House during the minority of Prince William.

According to Mr Winnet, Rupert Murdoch and his family have sacrificed the News of the World tabloid as they fight to salvage their company’s attempt to take over BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster.   There is growing political pressure on the Government to block the deal, but Mr. Cameron is resisting that.







  ...the first case....






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 This began with the gaoling of a journalist and an investigator engaged by the News of The World.. 

According to The Guardian of 26 January, 2007, the News of the World “royal editor” Clive Goodman was sentenced to four months in gaol after pleading guilty to intercepting phone messages. His co-accused, private investigator Glenn Mulcaire was sentenced to six months.





...not about press freedom...   





The judge, Mr Justice Gross, described their behaviour as "low conduct, reprehensible in the extreme.  Neither journalist nor private security consultants are above the law. 

"This case was not about press freedom; it was about a grave, inexcusable and illegal invasion of privacy.  It was not pushing at the limits, or at the cusp: it was plainly on the wrong side of the line.

"It is essential for the decency of our public life that conduct of this kind is clearly marked as unacceptable. 

"This was serious criminal conduct to which we must not become numbed.  It is to my mind [of] the very first importance to the fabric of our public life that such intrusive, sustained criminal conduct should be marked by immediate loss of liberty."






...revenge...





The exposure of this criminal activity was followed by what seems to have been an enhanced media campaign against the Royal Family ("News of the World revenge on the Royal Family").  In 2006 another Murdoch newspaper, The Sun, published on page one three year old photographs of Prince Harry in an obvious, underhand and vicious attempt to create problems for him with his current friend. 

There was no mention that the photographs with another lady were old.


That fabrication went around the world, but when the true story emerged – that these were old photographs – The Sun refused to apologise for its appalling conduct. Then in 2009 the News of the World  found – we suspect bought – a video which showed Prince Harry engaging in the sort of banter young men in the army typically engage in. It was three years old.

Some people who have obviously had no military experience were critical of the Prince.



....from News of the World to 10 Downing Street...


 


Immediately afterwards the editor, Andy Coulson, announced his resignation. He denied any knowledge of the crimes.   Controversially the then Leader of the Opposition and and now Prime Minister, David Cameron, appointed Mr. Coulson as his communication chief.

Mr. Coulson resigned earlier this year because of stories associated with his time as editor of the News of the World. He continued to assert his innocence.  He is assisting in the current investigations.

 




 
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