Prince Harry Prefers Afghan War to Tabloid Sniping; Vegas Coverage Not 'Acceptable'


The prince who qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot in February last year after completing a rigorous 18-month training program in the United Kingdom and United States that left him and his fellow trainees, "up to the challenge of operating one the of the most sophisticated attack helicopters in the world."

Describing his role as an Apache co-pilot, the prince said, ''I am in charge of the weapons systems...(it's) a joy for me because I am one of these people who like playing Play Station and Xbox, so with my thumbs I would like to think that I am quite useful. You can ask guys. I thrash them at FIFA the whole time.''

Sometimes flying an exhausting seven to ten hours a day, Harry explained that ''if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game I suppose. It's not the reason I decided to do this job. The reason to do this job was to get back out here, and carry on with a job.''

Harry finds it more comfortable being in the Army than a member of the British Royal family says he doesn't miss much when he's with his army buddies, saying '' I don't really miss anything. I miss family and friends like everybody does.''

Harry said he is delighted he for his brother William and Kate whom he spoke with on the phone, adding, "It's about time. I can't wait to be an uncle. I think it's very unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that's just the media for you."

The royal couple were forced to break the news to the world earlier than anticipated because the Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalized after suffering from severe morning sickness, or hyperemisis gravidarum.

And he appreciates his role as a patron of charities, he told the press/ "I've got the Walking With The Wounded South Pole venture coming up. Medically, if I can do that, that's perfect because I'd love to do it.''

As for future roles, Prince Harry said "I've got to be careful with any more patronages, because the last thing my brother, myself and also Catherine, the last thing we want to do us spread ourselves too thin across the ground.''

Harry, who like any other serving member of the army, will be taking some well deserved time off before returning to his army base in Wattisham, Suffolk, Southeast England.

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