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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 launches the Soldier Challenge Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Prince Harry joined adventurer Bear Grylls on 5 November 2010 at the launch of a unique fundraising challenge for a leading forces' charity at the Imperial War Museum. The London landmark was used to host the launch of the Soldiers Challenge which aims to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers' Charity which provides lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families.  The video is reamed from The Royal Channel
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Visit http://www.princewilliamandprinceharr...

 
UK Channel 4 never learns Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 08 October 2010

A so-called docu-drama about what would have happened if Prince Harry were captured while serving with the army in Afghanistan is set to appear on the British television Channel 4 will screen the show titled The Taking Of Prince Harry on October 21.

On its record, the channel demonstrates  a republican agenda involving abandoning the fine traditions of the United Kingdom.

According to a report by News limited, the programme will centre on the potential hostage scenario if the Prince  - third in line to the throne - were taken prisoner while serving in the army in Afghanistan.

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The 90-minute show includes shocking images of an actor appearing as the Prince having a gun pointed at his head.

A Clarence House spokesman, said, "Speculating on the security of Prince Harry as both a serving member of the armed forces and a senior member of the royal family is unhelpful."



...noble Prince..


 Prince Harry served in Afghanistan for 10 weeks in active service but was forced to return to Britain in February 2008 after a media outlet breached a reporting ban on his tour. In wishing to serve the Prince indicated he was willing to pay the supreme sacrifice.

We reported in this column ( "Prince Harry: honour, Duty and Service") on 3 March 2007 this did not go unnoticed in the United States. 

Commentator  Marie Cocco spoke for many thoughtful Americans when she wrote that she was impressed by the fact that “England sends its prince into battle.” 
 
She contrasted this with what was happening in the  great aristocratic families of the American republic.




...Channel 4’s record...



To say we have previously warned the British public broadcaster, Channel 4, will no doubt recall parallels with the famous, I think Irish editorial, early in the twentieth century, “ We have previously warned the Csar...”

In a column on the broadcaster, “Big Brother channel attacks Prince Charles,” 12 March 2007, we pointed out that far too often a story, a 'beat-up',  about a member of the Royal Family goes around the world and is widely published.

When it is subsequently established beyond reasonable doubt that there is not a skerrick of truth in the story, the correction is given minimal publicity and in some outlets, even ignored.

Channel 4 has a consistent record in going against tradition, even in relation to Christmas .




...invitation to Holocaust revisionist to give Christmas message...

 

This is the channel which in 2008 actually invited Holocaust revisionist Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver its ‘alternative Christmas message.

As Damien Thompson, the editor in chief of Britain’s Catholic newspaper The Catholic Herald observed in the London Daily Telegraph on Christmas Eve,  that decision  was “more than a sick seasonal prank: it's further evidence of the Left's schoolgirl infatuation with Islamic bigots.”

 He continued: “Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, justifies her decision as follows: ‘As the leader of one of the most powerful states in the Middle East, President Ahmadinejad’s views are enormously influential. As we approach a critical time in international relations, we are offering our viewers an insight into an alternative world view.’ 

“Well, that's one way of describing a version of history in which the Jews are held responsible for most of the evil in the world.

 “The president of Iran is a Holocaust sceptic who, a couple of years ago, organised an academic conference on the subject at which a neo-Nazi produced models of a concentration camp (complete with toy train set) designed to show that Hitler's gas ovens did not exist.

 “His government's views on homosexuals are also robust, shall we say. Indeed, several Channel 4 executives would find themselves locked up if they followed their ‘degenerate lifestyle’ in Iran. 

“But none of that matters to Channel 4 commissioning editors, because the Christians, Jews, gays and political dissidents being persecuted in the Islamic Republic are safely out of earshot: you can't hear their cries in Crouch End.”

Christians are a persecuted minority in Iran. Can you imagine, years ago Christmas messages on a British public broadcaster from persecutors such as say, Lenin, Stalin, Mao or Hitler?

Channel 4 certainly has form.


 
 
Prince Harry receives his wings Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
 
Painting of the Princes Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Saturday, 10 July 2010
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The first official portrait of Princes William and Harry has been unveiled in London, according to a report by Anita Singh in the Daily Telegraph, London, on 7 Jan 2010.  Painted by Nicky Philipps who was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, it shows the pair engaged in "brotherly banter" as they pose in the Library of Clarence House, their official London residence. Both wear the dress uniform of the Household Cavalry. 


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There were five sittings with the Princes over six months.  Both are in military uniform and Prince William wears the star and sash of the Order of the Garter, to which he was installed as the 1000th knight in 2008.  Prince Harry remains a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals. Prince Harry is seated in front of a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Savely Sorine.

Prince William, 27, leans casually against the doorway and a portrait of George Bernard Shaw by Augustus John is visible over his shoulder, on the wall of the sitting room.




..."good company and very helpful"....





Miss Philipps told Ms. Singh: "I didn't want any sort of overbearing formality about it because they are still young and William hasn't got to his role yet. They are Army officers and they are brothers. Like any sitter, the Princes were a little apprehensive to begin with, but they went along with everything and did everything I asked them. They were good company and very helpful.


"The pose was instinctive on their part, which I liked. Although I was commissioned to paint them in their official context, I hope I have also captured some of the brotherly banter that characterised the sittings." The Princes were given a private view of the portrait before Christmas and were said to be pleased with the result.

This is the first portrait featuring only the Princes. They previously featured in a 2007 group portrait by Sergei Pavlenko to commemorate Harry's graduation from Sandhurst. The family portrait included the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The painting will be displayed for the next six months in the National Portrait Gallery's Contemporary Galleries.

Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, told Ms. Singh: "The first portrait of the Princes captures them formally dressed but informally posed. It is a delightful image which extends the tradition of royal portraiture. The Princes are photographed all the time - it is part of their lives - but this is their first portrait and that is what makes it special."
 


 
Prince Harry Throws Out 1st Pitch in New York 2010: AP video Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
 
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