To fight alongside his countrymen in Afghanistan and to be "a normal person" if only for a few weeks.
Prince Harry has been fighting the Taleban on the front line in Afghanistan, the MoD has confirmed.Well it's out there now. And I can't help thinking that this experience will set Harry a cut above many members of his family when it comes to character.
Harry, 23, who is third in line to the throne, has spent the last 10 weeks serving in Helmand Province.
The prince joked about his nickname "the bullet magnet", but said: "I finally get the chance to do the soldiering that I want to do." [SNIP]
In a statement, he said: "I am very disappointed that foreign websites have decided to run this story without consulting us.
"This is in stark contrast to the highly responsible attitude that the whole of the UK print and broadcast media, along with a small number overseas, who have entered into an understanding with us over the coverage of Prince Harry on operations."
Keep your head down, Harry.
(Thanks to Mememorandum)