It is easy to forget that away from his party-loving antics, Prince Harry has an incredibly serious side.
Early this morning, the 27-year-old arrived in Afghanistan to begin a tour of duty as a co-pilot of an Apache attack helicopter, with British authorities releasing these photos.
According to reports, Harry looked ”relaxed, if slightly tired” after the overnight journey.
A spokesman at St.. James’s Palace says, “He’s approached the deployment with a range of emotions like any other soldier and feels both pride and anticipation as he deploys for a job he’s trained for, for so long.
“Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honor to represent his country in Her Majesty’s armed forces wherever it chooses to deploy him.”