Army to Prince Harry: Cut the Boozing

At least, not if he wants to go back to Afghanistan
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 9:20 AM CDT
Britain's Prince Harry, left, smiles after greeting Brazil's model Fernanda Motta, right, during the award ceremony after playing a charity polo match in Campinas, Brazil, Sunday March 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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(Newser) – If Prince Harry wants to make it back to Afghanistan as much as he says he wants to, he'll have to stop partying. His Army superiors have ordered the 27-year-old away from bars and social gatherings and instructed him to focus on his Apache helicopter training, sources tell the Sun. "He's been told that he can't spend every spare moment down the pub and can't risk spending more time on another royal tour," says one. When he returns from his Commonwealth tour tomorrow, he can't have any more time off, even for royal duties: "He's been told in no uncertain terms his whole life is now dedicated to the Apache."

But Captain Wales is taking it in stride: "Harry has taken those orders on board and assured the people who need to know that he will knuckle down and give absolutely everything to the final weeks of his Apache training," says a source. "He is determined to get back to Afghanistan—and to do it in the Apache." Guess that means no more videos like this for a while.

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