Third in line to British throne could be first royal to see combat in 25 years
LONDON - Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, will be deployed to Iraq, the Ministry of Defense said Thursday.
His regiment, the Blues and Royals, is expected to deploy to Iraq this spring, and he could become the first royal to see combat since his uncle, Prince Andrew, served in the Falklands war against Argentina in 1982.
Harry — a second lieutenant — has expressed his desire to serve alongside his comrades in Iraq, saying that there was “no way” he was going to undergo rigorous training and then stay away from the battlefield. He graduated last year from Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.