Harry's Dad 'Enormously Proud'
But Prince Charles also 'frustrated' over early return
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 12:20 PM CST
Britain's Prince Harry, left, is seen shortly after his return from active duty in Afghanistan, as his father Prince Charles, right, escorts him as he leaves the Royal Air Force's Brize Norton air base...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Prince Charles welcomed Harry home from Afghanistan today, telling the media he was “enormously proud” of his son. “It’s obviously a great relief to see him home in one piece,” he said, adding that he now understood what service families endure. But he also was frustrated at Harry’s early return. “He had been looking forward to coming back with his regiment.”

It was tough, Charles said, to keep Harry’s service a secret. “People kept saying to me, ‘You must be so frustrated about Harry not being able to serve abroad.’” Harry arrived to no official fanfare at a Royal Air Force base in central England this morning, where he was met by his father and brother, Prince Williams, the Telegraph reports. He served 10 weeks before the Drudge Report blew his cover.