Britain’s Prince Harry to report for duty in Australia next week
Britain’s Prince Harry will report for duty in Australia next week.
The 30-year-old royal – who is set to train with the country’s special forces and go on patrol with Aboriginal soldiers – admitted he is “tremendously looking forward” to his time with the Australian army and can’t wait to begin his four week placement on Monday.
Harry – who is set to leave the British Army in June – will train with the Australian Defence Force, who want to provide the Prince with an “authentic military experience”.
A spokesperson for the royal said: “Prince Harry is tremendously looking forward to starting his four week attachment with the ADF.
“It has been an opportunity he has been keen to explore for a couple of years now and is delighted to be able to do it before completing his military service with the British Armed Forces later this year.
“Prince Harry has trained and served alongside Australian armed forces on operational tours to Afghanistan; he has met them during the Invictus Games; and even trekked to the South Pole with a couple of Australian soldiers.
“Those experiences reinforced the huge admiration and respect he already had for Australian servicemen and women and has stoked his enthusiasm even more to build on those relationships in the next four weeks.”
Harry will kick of his tour by paying tribute to Australian servicemen who have given their life for their country.
As part of his only public appearance during his four week stay, the royal will visit the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier in Canberra, reports MailOnline.
He will also train with the Special Air Service after spending time at the Australian Army barracks in Sydney.