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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 treks to the North Pole for one of his charities Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 April 2011

Britain's Prince Harry is taking part in the first section of a charity hike to the North Pole, accompanying wounded soldiers on a 200-mile trek aimed at raising money for a British veterans' charity. A report from Associated Press 30 March 2011

 
Prince Harry's icy Arctic dip Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Prince Harry jumps into icy water in the Arctic ocean as part of a charity expedition with wounded soldiers: from ITN News London

 

 
Prince Harry to the North Pole Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Prince Harry is on a  trek to the North Pole with a team of soldiers who were wounded in combat; this is a report on the start of the journey from the London news broadcaster ITN.



The BBC reported on 29 March that Prince Harry had arrived in the Arctic to join four disabled servicemen facing a challenging 200-mile (320km) trek across the polar ice cap.





....Walking with the Wounded...



  

The report continued:

The prince, patron of the charity Walking With The Wounded, will join the men on the first five days of what is expected to be a four-week mission.

They hope to enter the record books as the first disabled team to walk unassisted to the North Pole.The charity aims to raise £2m from the trek to help injured servicemen.

Prince Harry said: "This extraordinary expedition will raise awareness of the debt that this country owes to those it sends off to fight, only for them to return wounded and scarred, physically and emotionally."

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Princes William & Harry, & Ms. Middleton Sign Earthquake Condolence Book Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 March 2011
   
 
 

Last month Prince William, his fiancee Kate Middleton and Prince Harry  signed a book of condolence for the victims of New Zealand's earthquake.  


The Prince came to New Zealand on 17 March; he and Miss Middleton asked well-wishers not to give them wedding presents but through a new foundation, to give what they wish to their favoured charities,  including the New Zealand Earthquake Appeal. 

 
Crime and the media Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 February 2011
   
 
 

We thought it was over when the  journalists who hacked into the message banks of members of the Royal Family and other prominent people were tried and found guilty. (“Crime and punishment,” 27 January 2007).

Until then, there was an attitude among some journalists that in the Royal Family codes of ethics and even the law did not apply.   

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The trial ended with the gaoling of a journalist and an investigator engaged by the Sunday newspaper, the News of The World.  This is a Sunday tabloid which has become the UK’s biggest-selling newspaper with a circulation of around 3.3 million copies. 

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 three year old photographs of Prince Harry in an obvious, underhand and vicious attempt to create problems for him with his current lady friend.

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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 complained.





....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 Oppositionand and now Prime Minister, David Cameron, then appointed Mr. Coulson as his communication chief.

Mr. Coulson has recently resigned because of stories associated with his time as editor of the News of the World. He continues to assert his innocence.  There have been calls for further investigations of the breaches.




  
 
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